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Sculptor’s Lodi dream: a statue of William Micke on Eastside

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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:00 pm

Clements sculptor Rowland Cheney has a dream for the empty lot at the southeast corner of Lodi Avenue and Cherokee Lane.

It's a life-sized bronze statue of William G. Micke, a Lodi farmer and businessman who was also responsible for the creation of Micke Grove Park and Zoo. The city of Lodi hasn't approved the idea for the Micke statue, but Lodi Arts Commissioner Ben Burgess asked the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Commission to consider contributing up to $150,000 for the project on Tuesday night.

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1 comment:

  • posted at 7:19 am on Thu, Mar 26, 2009.

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    Put the Money to Good Use you are ready have Statue, Feed the Animals!!! I took my children there back in 1999 & It was a sight unhealthy looking animals,Not that they weren't being cared for it just was unsightly!!!Yes animals shed their fur but this was not the Zoo I remembered Growing Up!!!So many empty cages!!!

     
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