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B.B. Clarke Park Benches (From 1944)

July 11, 2016

I ran across an old news article from the Wisconsin State Journal from 1944 concerning the benches at B.B. Clarke Park.

Non-movable concrete and plank benches were placed in B.B. Clarke Park. May 27, 1944.  These were removed in 2009 for the new artistic benches made by Erika Koivunen for the Madison Parks Department.  Gary Tipler helped promote the sculptor/artist, and my partner, James Wilson, and myself saw to the patron underwriting for two of the three benches that were commissioned. The other bench was a memorial for Miron Hub, long a regular who cleaned the park each Monday morning.  Two more benches are still available for sponsorship of a loved one.


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