Wednesday, November 6, 2013

U.S. Coins Helped Fund Confederate Memorial-- Part 3

The lease to the side of the mountain ended in 1928 and the owner refused to extend it. Lakeman died in 1935 and then the project was further delayed by World War II. In 1958, the State of Georgia bought the mountain and in 1963 Walter Hancock was hired to finish it. //// In 1964, the Civil War's Centennial, work once again began on the carving. A park at its base was also begun. Vice President Spirow Agnew dedicated the carving May 9, 1970, and the final touches were completed in 1972. //// Yes, There Are Confederate Coins Still Around. --Old Secesh

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