Herman Davis State Park

Impressive memorial honoring a World War I hero
Check out the pictures, information, and links below.

Dick poses at this monument to Herman Davis, which stands at the corner of State Road 18 and Baltimore Street on the east side of Manila, Arkansas. Davis grew up hunting near Manila and became a sharpshooter in World War I. General John J. Pershing included him in a list of 100 great heroic stories from Word War I. Davis was honored with the Distinguished Service Corss, Croix de-Guere, and Medaille Militare awards from American and French governments. This monument honors him at his final resting place in Manila. Although there is no vistor center at this park, there is a plaque detailing the background of Herman Davis and a nice park where you can sit under shaded trees and have a lunch or just reflect on one of America's heroes. If you are passing through this area, it is right on the highway with a parking area to the rear so stop by to honor this patriot.

Check out these links for more information:

Arkansas State Parks

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and cultural Website

Arkansas Road Stories 

 

Below are more pictures showing the 1 acre park site.