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Who Do We Monument?

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Out of all the people to come to pass from Grand Rapids (that have affected local history, society, or the world ), who should we memorialize in a monument and why? Who should be memorialized on the grandest of scale and who on the smallest?

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Out of all the people to come to pass from Grand Rapids (that have affected local history, society, or the world ), who should we memorialize in a monument and why? Who should be memorialized on the grandest of scale and who on the smallest?

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I say floyd mayweather jr. even though i don't think anyone else would agree. I'm sure most people would want to see one of Ford

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We could always make a monument of Paul Schrader, just because it would bug the ever-loving crap out of him :lol:

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I say floyd mayweather jr. even though i don't think anyone else would agree.

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What happened to Eberhard?

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My list would include:

Two astronauts

Roger B. Chaffee

Jack Lousma

One boxer:

Stanley Ketchel

maybe two if Mayweather stands the test of time...

and of course:

Paul Henry

Gerald Ford

Oh, and Del Shannon was technically born in GR, although I doubt Coopersville would give him up!

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I would agree with Del Shannon and Roger B. Chaffee.

I'd love to see a statue of Belknap and Lyon representing their disdain for each other, which shaped the streets downtown.

Joe

My list would include:

Two astronauts

Roger B. Chaffee

Jack Lousma

One boxer:

Stanley Ketchel

maybe two if Mayweather stands the test of time...

and of course:

Paul Henry

Gerald Ford

Oh, and Del Shannon was technically born in GR, although I doubt Coopersville would give him up!

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Joe, very clever...! In fact I think the two rivals in one statue or setting will be awesome, mind if I conceptualize it?

I'm thinking of a Ford and Campau monument with a water feature -- top of my list.

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..I'd love to see a statue of Belknap and Lyon representing their disdain for each other, which shaped the streets downtown.

Joe

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Indeed, I did! Sorry about that. Rizzo, that would be awesome to see. I've had a concept in my mind for a while now. Lyon on one side of Monroe Center, Campau on the other. Two large statues playing out that Lyon did not want to connect the streets. Kind of a line in the sand type gesture.

Joe

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Place it somewhere along Division.. the one street they agreed to connect, between Lyon and Pearl, perhaps with them arguing with a line or wall between them at the base, with a little passage through labeled "Division".. with a diagonal grid texture below Campau's feet and a Horiz/Vert. grid texture below Lyon's. Have it integrated into the sidewalk without a base so pedestrians can see those details, with a plaque describing the situation and explaining why Division is named so.

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