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Heading for restoration

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Work to refurbish the statue dedicated to the Women of the Confederacy got underway Tuesday with the monument’s temporary removal from the courthouse lawn.
Staff photo by Anna Fain


Staff Writer


The 11-foot tall monument dedicated to the women of the confederacy was carefully lifted by crane and carted off by truck to Alexander City, Ala., for restoration Tuesday afternoon.

The Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) began raising funds for the project to restore the fountain a little over two years ago.

“We still have a ways to go on the money,” June Towry, member of the UDC, said. “We’ve sold quilts and taken donations, but this kind of work is expensive.”

The monument is believed to be one of the first monuments erected in Tennessee for women. The female statue has watched over the Fayetteville square from her pedestal for 100-plus years. Throughout the century, the monument has been moved multiple times, vandalized and repainted.

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