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Plaque down, McKinley’s downfall up in air

Plaque down, McKinley’s downfall up in air

Conflicted council clashes as Ornelas offers ballot measure that mayor calls a ‘Trojan Horse’ Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The metal plaque advertising the Jacoby Building as Historical landmark No. 783 no longer misinforms or offends passersby on the Plaza. Condemned over its crude characterization of events during Arcata’s settlement era as

The Jacoby plaque is gone from the Plaza

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The metal plaque advertising the Jacoby Building as Historical landmark No. 783 no longer misinforms or offends passersby on the Plaza, because it isn’t there any more. Condemned over its crude characterization of events during Arcata’s settlement era as “Indian troubles,” the plaque, installed June 8, 1963,

The plaque is toast

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAZA – It may look like solid brass, but the plaque designating the Jacoby Building as a historical landmark is toast. As in done, vapor, game over, history. More details will be available at tonight’s epic City Council meeting about the Plaza, the McKinley statue and the plaque.

McKinley finding few friends as removal push gathers force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The strips of suggestion-hungry butcher paper on the walls of the D Street Neighborhood Center may as well have been invisible, as they were entirely ignored at the Dec. 4 City Council Study Session on Arcata’s William McKinley statue and the historical plaque across from Jacoby’s Storehouse.

Will his feet of clay make McKinley go away?

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whether the recent rise in opposition to the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza is another periodic surge limited to activists or holds wide appeal throughout town is not yet clear. But advocacy for the bronze man’s removal is being voiced in multiple venues, from the

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