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McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of William McKinley, a gift to the citizens of Arcata from George Zehndner, is gone from the Arcata Plaza. Where America’s 25th president once towered over the town, a circular planter – also soon to go – encloses foliage and a barren patch of concrete

McKinley statue lifted from base

Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – The statue of William McKinley, mounted on a granite base on the Arcata Plaza since July, 1906, has been lifted from its grant base in preparation for shipment to Canton, Ohio. Mote photos, video and details to follow.      

NCGA farmers propose partial Plaza street closures during Saturday Farmers Markets

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Plaza isn’t just a historic resource – a factor complicating removal of the McKinley statue – it’s a mercantile one, and a finite one at that. No wonder then that different kinds of merchants compete for presence there, with tension sometimes apparent between visiting mobile vendors and brick-and-mortar

Whither Arcata’s potato?

ARCATA PLAZA – Something so far undiscussed in the public debate over the McKinley statue is its presence in the City of Arcata seal. The seal, popularly known as the “potato,” bears an image of the Plaza with a pre-planter statue in its center. Will this be changed to reflect the new, McKinley-free town square, or

Planco forwards statue removal plans to City Council, statue’s suitors disclosed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It’s all systems go for removal of the McKinley statue from the Plaza, with the project’s paperwork ready to go, at least one serious statue suitor in the wings and the City Council poised to spell out details at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6

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