Kasson City Council approves saving a piece of history

Created: September 15, 2020 06:07 PM

(ABC 6 News) -  There's the saying of once its gone you can't get it back.

Last week, the Kasson City Council approved saving the wall and pillars by the Veterans Memorial Park in Kasson.

There are several lime stone wall and pillars that line the Veterans Memorial Park in Kasson, the stone entry was built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Depression.

The limestone and pillars were meant to help continue to provide jobs, during a time when there weren't many around.

City officials say the project will cost at least forty-three thousand dollars to repair, and organizers say they need to raise funds and hope to get some grants to help.

"I think its important to have our kids learn about history if we tear it down its not going to be history and I just thing that its important and the council did approve saving it but we need to come up with funds which they are going to try as well," says Janet Sinning, Member of the Kasson Parks and Recreation.

Some possabilities include completely re-doing or restoring the pillars. For more information and how to help go here


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