Thanks to Ed Ferraro, owner of Buckeye Sheet Metal, Miss Victory once again holds her sword and palm frond – hopefully for a long, long time. Mr. Ferraro did an incredible job of recreating the palm frond using old photos.
Here's a side-by-side comparison (below). On the left is a vintage photo from the archives of the Black River Historical Society, and on the right is the statue as it looks today.
Stop by and pay the old gal a visit.
Special thanks to Richard Payerchin, who was kind enough to mention my blog as one of the sources of the historical information used in his Morning Journal article.