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Keokuk County: Sigourney
GPS Coordinates: 41.333383 by -92.204116
Civil War Soldier at Courthouse
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This is an attractive monument with a 7 foot base of red St. Cloud granite and a 6 foot bronze soldier. According to a newspaper account, it was to be dedicated on July 4, 1929 with a grand celebration including a parade, bands, speeches and the attendance of 13 CW vets. There was a problem – the bronze soldier did not arrive on time. Apparently the celebration went on as scheduled and the soldier had to be attached at a later date. There is a small inscription on the statue indicating it was manufactured by the American Art Bronze Foundry in Chicago. The monument is in the Courthouse Square in Sigourney. Photos taken 7/8/20.