Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eagle Columns..

Eagle Columns - by Richard Hunt 


Location: Jonquil park

Funded by grant from NEA Art in Public Places program and public funds

The sculpture commemorates two Chicagoans of the 1890's
 - Illinois Governor John Peter Algert, who pardoned three anarchists convicted of violence during the Haymarket Square riots 1886, on the ground that the trial was unfair.
 - Poet Vachel Lindsay, who eulogized Algert in a paean titled, "The Eagle that is Forgotten".


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