Monday’s Monument: Mother Cabrini Statue, Newark, NJ

Monday’s Monument: Mother Cabrini Statue, Newark, NJ

  This statue of Mother Cabrini in a run-down park in Newark, New Jersey would be overlooked had it not become the center of a heated local controversy that teaches us something about the importance of monuments in a community. Mother Cabrini was canonized a saint in...
Monday’s Monument: 1872 Monument, Rochester, New York

Monday’s Monument: 1872 Monument, Rochester, New York

On Election Day, 1872, Susan B. Anthony marched a group of 14 women from her home on Madison Street to this spot on West Main Street to vote, even though women were not legally allowed to do so. The year before, the National Woman Suffrage Association adopted a...
Monday’s Monument: Cairn of Peace, Peebles, Ohio

Monday’s Monument: Cairn of Peace, Peebles, Ohio

This monument commemorates the 5th World Plowing Match held near Peebles in 1957. The monument, placed by the local Lion’s Club, is an exact replica of a 12th century European plow. Many countries, including Northern Ireland, Sweden, Germany and New Zealand came...