Missouri Guard Considers Moving Roadside Statue

5 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 02 2013 Sep 2, 2013 Monday, September 02, 2013 5:32:23 PM CDT September 02, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - A life-sized bronze sculpture of a militiaman soon could be moved from a small park just off U.S. 50 in western Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the Spanish-American War memorial was installed at its current site in 1967. Roadside parks were heavily used by the motoring public at the time, making them a popular setting for memorials and markers.

But while the park once was a favorite place for family picnics or a last stop before entering the city, the once rural site is in the heart of a commercial neighborhood.

That's why the Guard's Museum of Missouri Military History may relocate it to a more publicly accessible location on the Ike Skelton Training Site. But some Jefferson City and Cole County officials are voicing opposition.

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