Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch - Kansas City, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SecurB
N 39° 03.836 W 094° 36.903
15S E 360272 N 4325112
Quick Description: Triumphal arch honoring veterans of World War I in the Rosedale section of Kansas City, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 2:06:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM7RW4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
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 Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch - Kansas City, Kansas - posted by SecurB

Long Description:

 MOUNT MARTY AND THE ROSEDALE ARCH, Rosedale district, designed in Ionic style by J. LeRoy Marshall, was erected in 1923.  It commemorated the organization on Mount Marty, in 1917, of the 117th Ammunition Train of the famous "Rainbow Division," which served in France under Gen. Henri Gouraud, and also honors Wyandotte County men who served in the War.  Ground was broken for the arch on July 30, 1923, General Gouraud taking part in the ceremony. - Kansas: A Guide to the Sunflower State, Kansas City section pg. 219

The area around the Rosedale Arch is now Mount Marty Park.  A historic marker was dedicated under the arch in 1993 to honor the soldiers of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.  The Rosedale Arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

The monument is inscribed:

Erected By The People Of Rosedale In
Honor Of Its Citizens Who Answered
Their Country's Call And Served
Under Arms For The Triumph Of Right
Over Might In The World War

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