Sunday, March 9, 2008

Statue's Missing Finger,0,5437310.story

Hartford Courant [CT]
9 March 2008

Statues Of Limitations

Erecting Memorials To Public Figures Becoming A Thing Of The Past?

Courant Staff Writer

[High school students in West Hartford used to put a condom on the index finger of the town's statue of Noah Webster, a tradition which ended abruptly when the finger was broken off. Some people believe that the missing finger was taken by "police officers who were tired of taking condoms off of it." Last year the statue finally got a new finger and, "after a decadeslong lull, an old tradition may have already returned. Town historian Tracey M. Wilson says she heard that a condom was found on the finger earlier this month."]