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Colorado in WWI - Places

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Lt. Francis Brown Lowry Memorial- Fairmount Cemeteryloupe
430 S Quebec St
USA 80247

Second Lieutenant Francis Brown Lowry of the 91st Aero Squadron, Coast Artillery Corps, was killed in action while on a photo-reconnaissance mission flying through a heavy anti-aircraft barrage in hostile territory in France. Originally buried in Argonne cemetery in France, he was moved to Fairmount cemetery in Colorado in 1921. Lowry's name was used for the new airfield in 1938. In 1948 Lowry Airfield became Lowry Air Force Base. After the base closed in 1994 a new elementary school opened on the property in 2002 and was named the Lowry Elementary School. Lt. Lowry was posthumously awared the Distinguished Service Cross.



Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museumloupe
31001 Magnuson Ave.
USA 81001
Road of Remembrance Gateway- WWI Memorialloupe
Hwy 287 & Arapahoe Rd
USA 80516

These two stone pillars mark the gateway to the Road of Remembrance, which was envisioned as a tree-lined road welcoming veterans of World War I and their families into the community with open arms.  The pillars were erected by the Lions Club in 1928.  On the east side of the northern of the two pillars, club members placed a plaque which still reads, “Road of Remembrance Gateway, In Honor of Those Who Served in the World War, Erected by the Lions Club of Boulder.” The site is called Nine Mile Corner for its place nine miles south of Longmont and nine miles east of Boulder.  Financial difficulties prevented the construction in the late 1920s of a planned nine-mile WWI "Road of Remembrance" between Erie and Boulder. But the two sizable, quasi-Romanesque memorial pillars that were intended to serve as the road's gateway in Erie remain standing. 

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Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
1005 S. Hancock
Colorado Springs
USA 80903

This is an E.M. Viquesney "Spirit of the American Doughboy" depicting a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land, carrying a grenade in his raised right hand. The left hand formerly held a rifle.  It was dedicated in 1922 by The Cemetery Aid Association.

World War I Honor Roll at Louisville Cemeteryloupe
2105 Empire Road
USA 80027

This stone "Honor Roll" was erected in 1924 by a local women's club in memory of the citizens of Louisville, CO who served in the Great War.  Originally placed in front of the Louisville Town Hall, it is now located in the center of the Louisville Cemetery.  It lists the 95 men and one woman who served and who were from the Louisville area at the start of the war (a least 20 additional residents are known to have served in the war but were not listed on the monument at the time of its dedication).  Six of the men who served from Louisville died during the war, from illness or accident.

WWI Memorial - Prowers County Courthouse Squareloupe
301 S. Main St
USA 81052
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WWI Memorial- Argo Parkloupe
4700 Logan St
USA 80216

This monument, located at the corner of Logan Street and E. 47th Ave., was dedicated in 1948.

WWI Memorial- Boulder County Courthouse loupe
1325 Pearl St, Boulder CO 80302
USA 80302

This monument sits on the ground of the 'old' Boulder County Courthouse. It reads, "In Honor of the World War Veterans of Boulder County." The monument was erected in 1935 by the Nathaniel Lyon Women's Relief Corps No. 27 of Boulder, Colorado. The monument is about 20 feet tall and made of gray granite. There is an engraving of a typical World War I soldier with his rifle.  


Colorado WWI Centennial Commission

Contact: Colorado@worldwar1centennial.org


Chairman: Philip Sneed, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Executive Director

Betty Jo Brenner, Colorado Humanities, Program Coordinator 

Rose Campbell, Regis University- Assoc. Dir. of the Center for the Study of War Experience

Daniel Clayton, Regis University- Dir. of the Center for the Study of War Experience/ Professor of History

William Convery, University of Colorado- Denver, Dept. of History, Former Colorado State Historian

Greg Forster, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Volunteer

Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate

Andrea Maestrejuan, Metro State University, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History

Mark McGoff, City of Arvada - Councilmember



American Numismatic Association, Douglas Mudd, Curator/ Museum Director and Rod Gillis, Education Director

Castle Rock Museum

City of Arvada

Colorado Buffalo Soldiers, Ann and Fred Applewhite, Secretary and Treasurer

Colorado Humanities

Denver Public Library

Denver Film Society, Brit Withey, Artistic Director

Golden Library

Hayden Museum

High Plains Library District - Centennial Park Branch Library 

Lafayette Library

Loveland Library

Metropolitan State University

Money Museum/ American Numismatic Association (Colorado Springs)

Platteville Library

Red Rocks Community College, Linnie PawlekAssoc. Professor of History

Regis University- Center for the Study of War Experience

University of Denver- University College

VFW Post #1 Denver, Michael Mitchell  


Arvada Center Staff Support: 

Kristin Bueb, Exhibition Manager 

Leanne Cadman, Assoc. Dir., Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lynne Collins, Artistic Director (Plays)

Cynthia DeLarber, Dir. of Advancement, Communication & Patron Services

Rod Lansberry, Producing Artistic Director (Musicals)

Lisa Leafgreen, Director of Education

Ashley Machacek, School Programs Coordinator

Michelle Osgood, Executive Coordinator

Adam Stolte, Production Manager

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