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Dexter's Monument

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The laudable pioject of the citizens of Dexter to erect a soldiers' monument in that village is getting along flnely and it is an assnred thing that a monnment will be ereoted whioh will ba an honor to tbe soldier dead and a credit to tbe village and those who are subscribing to the fund. At an eutbusiastic meeting beid Saturday evening, at whicb 250 people were present, it was rnported by O. C. Bostwick that he had already solioited and had in hand over $400, and over 500 had been proraised. The first person visited by Mr. Bostwick was the venerable Dennis Warner, who subsoribed $100 as his donation to the monument, and there were others who also responded nobly. At a previons meeting a gentleman was present who showed several handsome designs of roonuments, one of which was selected which would cost $1,000. It will be about 20 feet in heigbt and is surmonnted by the flgnre of a soldier. The monument vrill be erected in the poblio square at the point of the park and wjll be flanked by two cannons. At the meeting Saturday night O. C. Bostwick was chosen as cbairman of the Soldiers' Monument Association tbat was then formed, W. C. Clark seoretary, and Harry Carpenrer treasurer. A committee of 12 was also appointed to solicit furtber snbscirptions. The people of Dexter are very much in earnest about having a soldiers' monument and hope to have it dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1898.


Ann Arbor Argus
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