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Henry W. Lawton statue dedication photographs

Description: Henry Ware Lawton, the first U.S. general killed in overseas action, was raised in Indiana. He fought in the U.S. Civil War, Apache Wars, Spanish-American War, and finally, the Philippine-American War during which he was killed. On May 30, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt visited Indianapolis, Indiana for the dedication of the Henry W. Lawton statue in front of the old Marion County Courthouse. Roosevelt also had a luncheon at the home of his vice president, Charles W. Fairbanks, along with local luminaries. The statues was sculpted by Andrew O’Connor in 1906 and later moved and rededicated in the Sunken Garden Garfield Park in 1915.
Origin: 1907-05-30
Collection: Indiana State Library Photograph Collections
Copyright: Copyright Undetermined
Geography: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Subjects: photographs
Lawton, Henry Ware, 1843-1899
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
dedication to public use
county courthouses
Marion County (Ind.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918
Fairbanks, Cornelia Cole, -1913
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927
Hanly, J. Frank (James Frank), 1863-1920
New, Harry S. (Harry Stewart), 1858-1937
Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947
Overstreet, Jesse, 1859-1910
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
Taggart, Thomas, 1856-1929
English, William E. (William Eastin), 1850-1926

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