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Lamar County Confederate Memorial Statue

Lamar County Confederate Memorial Statue

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of Confederate Veteran Memorial Statue on the courthouse lawn in Paris, Texas. Besides the statue of a soldier, there are busts of four Confederate leaders around the base, sculpted by Coppini.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
Confederate Monument

Confederate Monument

Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of the Confederate Veterans' Memorial Statue on the southwest Courthouse lawn in downtown Paris, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell
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