A IS FOR ARCH-ROSEDALE WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL ARCH
I grew up and went to school in small community within the city of Kansas City, Kansas. Rosedale is the site of the Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch. Our high school sits right behind this national arch on Mount Marty. Our yearbooks were named the Marty and I never really appreciated this site until I grew up.
I am trying to visit local landmarks in our area and learn to appreciate what lies right in front of me.
The memorial is 34.5" tall was was designed by a Rosedale resident, John Leroy Marshall in 1923. In 1993 a list of markers to honor Rosedale residents who died in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam wars was added to the original dedication.
The 42nd Rainbow Division was formed in August 1917 from National Guard from 26 states led during the war by Douglas McArthur, the division was a prominent role in the final battle of WWI at Argonne.
Photos and statistics were gathered from the official website http://kansastravel.org.
Hope you enjoyed a little bit of Kansas history.
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