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Who is memorialized in a statue in your town or city?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    In Chicago, we have statues of Washington, Lincoln, Grant, and McKinley.

    We also have statues of folks like Leif Ericson, Samuel Gompers, Giuseppi Garibaldi, and James Connolly.

    A good list of statues in Chicago public parks is here: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/fountains-monuments-sculptures/

    What statues does your town or city feature?
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    My city is famous for its statues! Off the top of my head: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, JEB Stuart, Jeff Davis, Matthew Maury, Arthur Ashe, Christopher Columbus, A.P. Hill and Mr. Bojangles.
  3. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    Abraham Lincoln
    Barry Alvarez
    Pat Richter
    Colonel Hans Christian Heg
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Lexington, Mass. has only one, the statue of Capt. Parker, the leader of the Minutemen killed on April 19, 1775. Oh, and there's a plaque for the aircraft carriers named the USS Lexington, too.
    Fun fact: Lexington is close to the only city or town in New England with no memorial to its Civil War dead. That's because almost nobody went. The prosperous (in 1861) town of dairy farmers purchased substitutes instead.
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  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Nothing nicer than a drive down Monument Avenue, looking at the second-place trophies. 8)

    Just kidding. Monument Avenue east of the Boulevard is one of the more beautiful streets in the country.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    It's unbelievable how freely the South lauds generals who fought against the USA and the rights of African Americans.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Col. Seth Warner, whose Green Mountain Boys finished off Gen. Burgoyne's troops in the Battle of Bennington.

    Warner is immortalized in front of the Bennington Monument.

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  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Was he known for his long, narrow penis?
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They weren't fighting against the USA and African Americans, they were fighting for state's rights, gol' darn it!!!!
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They should market this landmark to the younger generation. Maybe a Green Mountain vibrator.

  12. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, yadda, yadda, yadda. Josh Gibson, Walter Johnson, Frank Howard, too. I guess Ronald McDonald if you count the playland.
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