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WW I Field Guns Refurb'd in Muskegon

 
WW I Field Guns Refurb'd in Muskegon
Posted Monday, June 2nd 2014 @ 8am  by The Associated Press

Two World War I-era field guns have been removed from Muskegon's Veterans Memorial Park as part of a restoration effort.
 
Published reports say the cannons were removed Saturday after an earlier attempt to move them failed when a tractor wasn't big enough.
 
Jackson-Merkey Contractors volunteered workers and equipment to move the weapons across a narrow bridge and off an island at the western Michigan park.
 
Muskegon County Commissioner Bob Scolnik led a campaign to fund a restoration that was to cost about $12,000. The effort raised $16,500 and Scolnik says extra money will pay for other related expenses that have come up since the project began.
 
The weapons would have been pulled by horses during war. The restoration is part of a wider effort to improve the park.
  

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