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Pioneer Family Memorial – by Trygve A. Rovelstad

 

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Pioneer Family Memorial – by Trygve A. Rovelstad

Location: Eastern end of the Kimball Street bridge, Elgin.

Dedicated: November 11, 2001.

The four-figure heroic size bronze sculpture epicts a pioneer family

Pioneer Family Memorial has a long history. It took 70 years from concept to completion.

The statue was designed by local sculptor Trygve Rovelstad...

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Bulldogs of Batavia

In 2011, Batavia launced "Bulldog Unleashed" art project, on lines of "Cows on Parade" in Chicago. And many bulldog statues can still be seen all over the town at public places.

What is the connection between bulldogs and Batavia, I dont know. But bulldog is mascot of Batavia High School. Team name "Battling Bulldogs." Their basketball team is...

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