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July 4, 2020

Letter: Parents of those moving ‘Fame’ wouldn’t be happy

I came to Salisbury in 1957 to teach at Boyden High School, and one of the first things I noticed was a beautiful statue on Innes Street. I found out it was called “Fame” and was placed by the UDC.

Years later, I became active in many phases of Salisbury’s historic endeavors. My deceased husband, George, and I became charter members of the Historic Salisbury Foundation. We continued to be very involved in many activities like many other couples our age who were interest in Salisbury’s history. There was Rowan Museum, Daughters of the American Revolution, October Tour and the antique show, to name a few. 

And now, some of our adult citizens who are children of some of those couples have decided to move “Fame.” If their deceased families who were involved with me years ago could know what their children are doing they would “turn over” in their graves. Their reason for removing it has no validity.

If it is moved, a few years from now it will be vandalized and totally destroyed. They can blame themselves and live with this horrible mistake.

— Barbara Chambers

Salisbury

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