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The Civil War cannon in Fredericktown will move diagonally across the square to join the village’s veteran’s memorial. Request this photo

 

FREDERICKTOWN — The GAR cannon will soon join the veteran’s memorial on the southeast corner of the Fredericktown square.

Fredericktown Council voted Monday to move the cannon and flagpole from the northwest corner of the square across the street to the quadrant occupied by the memorial. The move will necessitate constructing a new base for the cannon, which weighs about 800 pounds, Village Administrator Bruce Snell said.
Snell said the move will allow the southeast quadrant of the square to be “designated exclusively” to veterans.

Council member Bill Van Nostrand spoke in favor of the move.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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