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GPS Coordinates: 41.267750 by -95.848400
The Black Angel - Ruth Anne Dodge Memorial
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Ruth Anne Dodge, wife of General Grenville Dodge, had a dream or vision shortly before she died in 1916. This vision had an angel at the prow of a boat carrying a small bowl and extending her other arm toward Mrs. Dodge. The daughters of the Dodges commisssioned a sulptor, Daniel Chester French, to design a monument based on this vision. French is best known as the designer of the seated Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington D. C. The bronze statue is known as the Black Angel. It is adjacent to Fairview Cemetery on Lafayette Avenue. From Highway 6/Kanesville take Oakland to Lafayette - turn right to the monument. The first two photos were taken 9/1/08. The final photo is a copy of an old undated postcard provided by Danny Krock.