Man wants to save Muskingum Park statue
Well, duh!! referring to front page article June 3 about the Pioneers’ Statue becoming a sand pile.
The little gazebo on Ohio street seems much more important.
Three years ago, a couple friends and I wanted to stop the demise of this National Treasure. We spoke to the mayor of Marietta about raising money to put a cover over the statue. We agreed to start the kitty with $15,000 from us. The mayor said he would find some drawings of covers done in the past that might be suitable. We discussed a fund -raising plan in the park. Also, at that time we learned of the objection of a neighbor (not neighbors) that didn’t want the view blocked of the weeds on the river bank.
Obviously, the project died just like the statue. Last we heard, getting a grant was the way to go. Perhaps if it (the statue) were named after a local company, like a bank, maybe, then a large donation would be forthcoming. By the way, when passengers off the “Queen” toured our town last year, there was no stopping or visiting Gutzon Borglum’s Monument to our forefathers.