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Dave Pelland on March 28th, 2011

UPDATE: Scheduled for removal in July of 2020 An 1889 monument to English settler John Mason illustrates how our attitudes toward historic people and events can change over time. The monument, which stands today on Windsor’s Palisado Green, depicts Mason, in 17th century clothing, drawing a sword. A dedication plaque on the west face of […]

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Dave Pelland on March 14th, 2011

Windsor honors its war veterans with a large sculpted eagle on the town green. The Windsor War Memorial, dedicated in 1929, was created by noted sculptor and Windsor resident Evelyn Beatrice Longman. The monument features a five-foot bronze eagle atop a stone cairn. The monument’s front (west) face includes a bronze wreath and a dedication […]

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Dave Pelland on March 11th, 2011

The Veterans’ Memorial in Farmington provides an unusually comprehensive tribute to local residents who participated in wars and skirmishes. The 1992 monument, in front of Town Hall and near the intersection of Farmington Avenue (Route 4) and Monteith Drive, features five granite columns inscribed with the names of residents who died while serving the nation. […]

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Dave Pelland on March 9th, 2011

Farmington honors its Civil War heroes with a brownstone obelisk in Riverside Cemetery. The Soldiers’ Monument, erected in 1872, bears a dedication on its front (south) face reading, “To the memory of volunteer soldiers from this village.” The south face also bears the names of five residents killed in the war, a decorative trophy featuring […]

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Dave Pelland on March 7th, 2011

Canton honors veterans of the Civil War and other conflicts with a 1903 monument in Village Cemetery. The Veteran’s Memorial, in the Collinsville section of Canton, honors veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War and Spanish-American War and lists Civil War heroes whose bodies were not returned. A dedication on the monument’s […]

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Dave Pelland on March 4th, 2011

The designer of the Civil War ironclad ship the Monitor is honored with a statue in New York City’s Battery Park. The 1903 John Ericsson Memorial honors the Swedish inventor who designed the Monitor, the first Union ironclad warship. Ericsson, who also invented the screw propeller, is depicted holding a model of the Monitor. Bronze […]

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Dave Pelland on March 2nd, 2011

A sculpture damaged in the September 11 attack on New York’s World Trade Center now stands as a temporary memorial to the terrorists’ victims. The Sphere, created by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, was moved to Battery Park in March of 2002 and an eternal flame was lit on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, […]

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