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Victims Memorial Installation Delayed To Spring

The Italian Hall Tragedy Victims Memorial will not be ready to be installed until the spring.

A post on the group’s Facebook page says there was a problem with the quality of the solid black granite stone on which the names of the victims of the 1913 tragedy would be carved.

Discoloration along the outside edges of the stone led to the decision to start over.

A new stone will need to be mined, shipped and carved, a process that can take months.

The early onset of winter had already put installing the memorial by the end of the year in doubt, so moving the ceremony to the spring helps solve that issue.

Another benefit is that the cement base in the ground will have time to be fully cured and should settle into place over the winter, adding to the strength of the installation.

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