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Dad in 1927

Dad in 1927

This is a studio tinted photo of my Dad, Gordon H. Clevenger, taken in Mokena, Illinois, sometime around 1927. He was around 3 years old. View full size.

Thanks for the Info!

I had not been able to identify what this statue represented. I assumed it had been taken in Mokena, where Dad was born. With RadioMattM's information, I was able to find out a little more about this statue and the tragedy it memorializes. Here is a present day photo of the memorial:
I will update the caption accordingly.


That statue appears to be a memorial to the Indian Creek Massacre in 1832.

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