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Monuments in City Parks

Statue of Norwegian Violinist Ole Bull in Minneapolis

Statue of Norwegian Violinist Ole Bull in Minneapolis

MinnPost (of Minnesota) has an interesting article up about the many monuments and statues found within Minneapolis parks. Anyone interested in this subject would find it interesting and probably similar to other cities in how such items come about and have evolved. One particular snippet is that there are so many monuments and statues that it has become difficult to inventory them, as one park planner is attempting for the park system today. Describes MinnPost:

Not long ago I took a tour of some park monuments with Mary Lynn Pulscher, a park planner and unofficial park historian. She’s been trying to compile an inventory of park objects, though it’s admittedly incomplete. “Things get moved or stolen, or forgotten,” Pulscher explained, adding that she dreams of an inventory that uses GPS technology to keep track of things.

Among things like playgrounds and ball fields, GIS enables parks systems to inventory and locate basically everything, including monuments. Doing so could make maintaining or restoring the notables much easier, and a park system looking more inviting to the public.

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