Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, April 25, 2014

Soldiers' Monument


January 23, 1919 Grand Rapids Tribune
Let it never be said that the hearts of the city fathers weren't in the right place.  I always find it fascinating to muse on "what might have been."  But as so often happens, reality sets in and local tensions get compounded, especially when dealing with the rival town next door.  Was it the $30,000 cost, or some perceived infraction about the location...who knows? 

I never saw another mention of this idea again.  And judging from the way this headline was written, I suspect the writer of this piece wasn't surprised either. 

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