Ohio city replaces statue after 7 decades

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio city that has been without its iconic Civil War statue for more than seven decades is getting a duplicate in time for the community's bicentennial celebration this year.

The new statue for Wadsworth in Medina County depicts a boy with a leaking boot taking water to Civil War soldiers. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Wadsworth's original statue was installed in the late 1800s, but taken down at the beginning of World War II for scrap metal for the war effort.

The Medina Gazette reports that the city of Sandusky loaned one its two statues of a boy with a boot to be used as a model for Wadsworth's new one.

Similar sculptures can be found in other locations around the world. The origins of the design aren't clear.

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