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Linn County: Marion
GPS Coordinates: 42.033183 by -91.598383

Soldier and Cannon
Marion's Central Park has a Civil War soldier monument and a cannon. The soldier is on a 12 foot granite base and has 4 bronze plaques on each side. Besides the ones shown, there are plaques with the GAR and WRC emblems. The plaques have some graffiti. The soldier is painted gray. The monument was dedicated in 1914. The cannon is a 24 pounder flank howitzer, M1844, cast at Cyrus Alger & Co. in 1863. It also has graffiti. According to SUVCW member James Johnston, there used to be a second cannon but it was melted down for scrap in WWII. The park is located in the central business district off Business Highway 151. Photos taken 8/23/19. The final image is a copy from an old postcard showing the cannon and park scene - thanks to Danny Krock for providing this.

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