Dough Boy

Logan County honors its Doughboy troops of WW I with this famous sculpture "Spirit of the American Doughboy." This statue is one of only three in Kansas and was sculpted by artist Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney. You can see the statue in the park south of the City building - one block east of downtown on Second Street.

The acquisition of the sculpture and the monumental base were authorized by the Logan County Board of Commissioners in September of 1921 and dedicated on May 4, 1923. The reason 1920 is shown for the ending year of the war is unknown.

The other two Kansas statues are located in Axtell and Parsons. Oakley's and Axtell's are made of pressed copper and Parsons is stone.

For more information about Visquesney and "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" statue in Oakley and others in Kansas and across the country, visit the Dough Boy search website.
Dough Boy Statue