Columbia

Columbia (HM18NZ)

Location: Deep River, CT 06417 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 23.007', W 72° 26.098'

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Deep River Roll of Honor

Columbia, painted by C.D. Batchelor, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, was dedicated by Gov. Raymond Baldwin in Nov. 1943 on the library grounds. By 1969 weather-time had caused decay in the wooden frame. A committee was formed to relocate and reset Columbia. The site known as Library Park was changed to Veterans Memorial Park. In 1970 the movement and resetting, in brick, was completed.
In 1985 a new committee was organized to add wings to honor Deep River residents who served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. On 11 Nov. 1990 Columbia was rededicated by The Adjutant General of Connecticut.

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The curbstones were originally installed on Kirtland St. almost 100 years ago. The 15 white marble bricks represent the 15 men who lost their lives in World War II and Vietnam.
Committee members: Alice Johnson, Nell Johnson, Richard Johnson, John Hulteen, Joseph Miezejeski, Raymond Mozzochi, Edmund Negrelli, Robert Stalsburg, Cliff Taber, Robert Tower, Chairman. The folowing died while serving on the committee, Harry Suozzo, David Johnson and Larry Graves.
In 1994 the name was changed to Veterans Memorial Green.
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HM NumberHM18NZ
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByVeterans Memorial Green Committee, Deep River Historical Society, Deep River American Legion Post No. 61
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 714477 N 4584500
Decimal Degrees41.38345000, -72.43496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.007', W 72° 26.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 0.42" N, 72° 26' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Main St, Deep River CT 06417, US
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