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Doughboy statue stands tall

In 1919, a fund was created to raise money for a monument that would honor Monroe County residents who served in World War I. Five years later, on Aug. 11, 1924, the monument – the Doughboy -  in Courthouse Square was dedicated with three-year-old George N. Kemp unveiling the statue.           [...]

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1914: NCOs of Company G

  Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P. On Feb. 1, 1914, the non-commissioned officers of Company G, 13th Reg. N.G.P., East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, posed for a photographer, whose name was given only as Knox. Five days later, the photo appeared on the front page of The Morning Press, the local newspaper of the time. The soldiers [...]

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