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sbl
03-05-2009, 12:51 PM
It's of interest because I've seen a family memorial with sons being lost at Andersonville and of the Grand Bands in the same year. 100s were lost during the years of the CW/WBTS.

Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial gets most votes for quarter design
Thu Mar 05, 2009, 10:57 AM EST

http://www.wickedlocal.com/gloucester/news/x1362398707/Gloucester-Fishermans-Memorial-gets-most-votes-for-quarter-design

BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick today announced the Gloucester Fishermanís Memorial received the most votes from citizens throughout the commonwealth to be featured on a new Massachusetts quarter created by the U.S. Mint. Patrick announced the selection via his official Twitter feed, www.twitter.com/MassGovernor.


The three alternate sites selected by voters are the Lowell National Historic Park, the House of Seven Gables in Salem and the U.S.S. Constitution, according to a press release from the governor's office.

The state received 245,000 votes online to select their favorite nationally-recognized site to be featured on the new quarter. The site received votes from citizens throughout the commonwealth, with Worcester, Middlesex and Essex counties putting forward the most votes.

The U.S. Mint asked Massachusetts, in addition to the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories, to select one preferred and three alternate Massachusetts national sites to be featured on the reverse of a quarter. As part of Americaís Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act, the new quarters will be issued at the rate of five new designs per year beginning in 2010, and will be issued in the order in which the selected sites were established as national sites.


http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/maritime/buildings/Glo1.jpg

The English sculptor Leonard Craske (1882-1950) designed the sculpture, and it was cast by the Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1925.