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The Hiker of ’98 Monument

Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia

Inspired by The Hiker sculpted by Allen George Newman which honors the American soldiers who took “long hikes in steaming jungles” during the Boxer Rebellion, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippine-American War.

There are over 40 sculptures and reliefs commemorating these soldiers. Georgia is home to eight of them. This one can be found in Riverside Cemetery in Albany, Georgia.

Created by the Lamb Seal and Stencil Company, this monument is listed on the Smithsonian’s Save Outdoor Sculpture database. The plaque reads, “You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined.”

Pattie’s Grave

Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia

Martha Dillon Wright Jones’s final resting place is in Oakview Cemetery in Albany, Georgia. I consider to be one of the most beautiful funerary monuments in the state.

On the front side, it’s etched with the words “Pattie’s Grave.” Since I first photographed her monument, I have periodically researched who her ancestors were. I am unable to determine who they are. Her husband is next to her in the family plot.