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Confederate-era monument to finally get heave-ho

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Tai Moses

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A Confederate-era granite obelisk will finally be removed from the Caldwell County Courthouse lawn at 110 S. Main St. in Lockhart. Leaders of the yearslong effort to relocate the monument announced Monday that, with the help of a GoFundMe campaign, they were able to raise $29,600 to pay for the cost of relocating the monument from its prominent downtown location to the county museum. Lockhart resident and movement leader Cody Kimbell explained in an open letter in the Lockhart Post-Register last year that the obelisk is a visible symbol of white supremacy and a “slap in the face” to community members.

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