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McKinley statue removal video: Hoisted into history

McKinley statue removal video: Hoisted into history

Mad River Union ARCATA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 – In this video, Arcata’s statue of William McKinley is lifted from the Plaza’s center, flies over the north Plaza and is loaded in a truck for transport to storage and eventual transfer to the city of Canon, Ohio. More information here. Subscribe to the Mad River

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

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

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

Union Editorial: A clear decision by the people solves an age-old Arcata problem

However you voted on Measure M, there is reason to rejoice in the decision made by Arcata voters. It was a clear decision, with an overwhelming mandate to act. It wasn’t at all close, so there is no disputing that the voters spoke loud, clear and decisively, ending a long-running controversy that sowed pain 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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