Monday, May 3, 2010

Confederate Statue Destroyed

Old news from the May 23, 2008, Franklin News Post.

A statue of a Confederate soldier which had stood nearly 100 years in front of the Franklin County, Virginai, courthouse was destroyed by John Ozmore who crashed his Chevy S-10 into it. He was fined $40 for improper driving.

Since then, efforts have been made to raise the $163,000 needed. Osmon's insurance company is expected to pay out $100,000 and the county has kicked in $62,000.

They are finding it hard to find someone who will be able to restore it.

It was originally put up by the General Jubal A. Early Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

FOLLOW UP: The October 22, 2009 Franklin News Post reports that all the pieces will be transported to Graniteville, Vermont, where the pieces will be used to duplicate a new statue. Good news.

I Tell You, We Can't Get Any Respect. --Old B-Runner

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