Concordia is home to the National Orphan Train Complex. People have begun purchasing bronze statues in honor of family or friends they knew who were orphans on the trains. The first statue was unveiled in September, and is located at the City’s new Broadway Plaza. The second statue was unveiled shortly thereafter, and is located at Britt’s Soda Fountain and Gifts. The third statue is set to be unveiled today, at the Frank Carlson Library. Each statue features a plaque explaining about the child profiled. A total of 10 statues have been purchased so far. There will be another round of 5-10 statutes, and by the end of 2017, the curator of the museum hopes to have a total of 50 statues purchased.
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Thanks to Stacey Smith (Concordia city clerk) for the information.