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Statue returns to downtown

Eaves Construction was busy last Thursday erecting the new statue on the downtown square. The statue underwent repairs after it was damaged by a police vehicle in 2016. The top now consists of an obelisk, replacing a Confederate soldier, which was also damaged, that the Demopolis City Council opted by a vote in 2017 to replace. The statue was originally erected in 1910, made possible through a project of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

 

(This picture originally appeared in the Wednesday, December 5 issue of the Demopolis Times.)