Population: 65,184 (2013)
According to an article by Laure Cioffi on vindy.com’s website:
Unfortunately, there is no saving the replica that went up in Youngstown on Flag Day in 1951.
The replica was unveiled with much fanfare at Wick Park before 1,500 Boy Scouts, according to Vindicator archives.
But the statue was stolen in 1965 from its permanent spot on the campus of Youngstown College, now Youngstown State University.
Anthony Valley Jr., a former Boy Scout who wrote a history of Mahoning Valley Boy Scouts in 1993, recalls seeing the statue in the mid-1950s as a youngster when taking music lessons across the street from where it stood on Wick Avenue and Wood Street.
“There was a rumor that a college student took it as a prank,” said Valley, who now lives in Minnesota.
According to Valley’s book, there was a push by city officials in 1976 to replace the statue, but they could not find a foundry to cast it.
Would be nice if somebody’s conscience got the better of them and they decided to come clean about where this lady went.
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