Streator, Illinois: Statue of the Coffee Pot Lady

With their steaming tankards, coffee pot ladies gave the battle-bound GIs of World War II the fuel they needed to whomp the Axis.

Canteen Monument

Address:
N. Illinois St., Streator, IL
Directions:
I-39 exit 41 onto Hwy 18. East 12 miles to Streator. Hwy 18 turns into Main St.; Canteen Monument is at the Santa Fe Burlington Northern Depot a block north of Main on N. Illinois.
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Coffee pot lady. Coffee Pot Lady

We stopped at the coffee pot lady statue on our way through town. The coffee pot lady was ready to serve passing soldiers. Statue is on N. Illinois Street, near the old train station a block north of Main Street.

[Steve, 09/07/2010]
Coffee Pot Lady. WWII Coffee Pot Lady Statue

The WWII Coffee Pot Lady Statue serves a man in uniform.

[Peggy Clydesdale, 05/24/2009]
Coffee Pot Lady Unveiled in Illinois

Coffee pot ladies were volunteers, often middle-aged, who greeted troop trains during World War II with sandwiches and large, steel pots of steaming coffee. Long forgotten, these unsung heroines of The Good War have now been honored in Streator, Illinois.... [12/02/2006] Complete News Story

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