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McKinley statue arrives in Ohio as final removal costs are detailed

McKinley statue arrives in Ohio as final removal costs are detailed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s statue of President William McKinley is now Canton, Ohio’s statue of President William McKinley. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer reports that the statue arrived in that midwestern town on Monday, March 18 following its shipment from Arcata the previous Friday.  Diemer also offered a final tally

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

Rare consensus on sending McKinley to Canton, Ohio

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The initial Arcata City Council vote to remove Arcata’s statue of William McKinley from the Plaza took place one year ago today. But that decision only ratcheted up the heat surrounding the controversial statue. A subsequent petition drive qualified Measure M for the ballot, giving Arcata voters

Arcata to Canton: The statue’s all yours

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council Wednesday night certified the EIR for the McKinley statue removal project. The council also directed city staff to work with Canton, Ohio to relocate the statue there. Canton was where young William McKinley initially practiced law. The City of Canton has organized a coalition of local

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

Statue removal getting real, and McKinley’s home town is talking to Arcata about taking it

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With key meetings about removal of the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza soon to take place, the cities of Arcata and Canton, Ohio are in talks about transfer of the statue to McKinley’s midwestern home town. Canton is home to the McKinley Presidential Museum and

McKinley Museum a trove of history, science, scholarship

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union CANTON, OHIO – Whichever side you may be on regarding Measure M and the Arcata Plaza’s statue, the McKinley Presidential Museum and Library agrees with you. Like many here in Arcata, the staff there holds America’s 25th president in high regard, and at the same time, doesn’t want Arcata’s

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