Saturday, September 11, 2010
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".