Marker placed at Postville Park in memory of the old soldier

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[May 16, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Monday morning the Civil War statue committee wrote the final chapter in their book of Logan County history when they placed a simple marker at the burial site of the old Civil War soldier statue in Postville Park.

For committee co-chairs JoAnne Marlin and Paul Gleason (pictured at left), the placing of the Civil War-era-style stone where the pieces of the old soldier are buried marks the completion of their job, and the committee will now disband.

When the 1869 statue fell to the ground in a winter storm in December of 2008, it was a heartbreaking moment for many in Logan County. The statue had stood as a tribute to the soldiers of Logan County who lost their lives during the Civil War.

Pictures by JoAnne Marlin

Don Peasley of Peasley Memorials was on hand personally to assist with the placement of the stone.

With the footing dug, it's time to unload the stone.



Preparing to set the stone in the footing.

Making the stone level and true before filling the hole with concrete.





A lasting tribute to a statue that has been of great importance to the people of Logan County since 1869.






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