Fridge Magnet Depiction of the Milwaukee Solomon Juneau Statue
The Milwaukee Solomon Juneau Statue, also known as the Juneau Monument is a stunning statue created by Richard Henry park and is situated in the Juneau Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This statue was built to commemorate Solomon Laurent Juneau who was a land speculator, trader and a politician who facilitated in establishing the Milwaukee city. He created the Juneau Town along the banks of the Milwaukee Rover; this town was later combined with two other towns to form the city of Milwaukee. The Solomon Juneau statue is regarded amongst the notable highlights of the city and a picture of this monument is exhibited on the acrylic fridge magnet above making it an apt keepsake of the city.
Description of the Statue
The statue's base is made using limestone, and you can see the name 'Solomon Juneau' inscribed on the front of the base. On the back of the base, the words 'the gift of Charles T. Bradley and William H. Metcalf to the city of Milwaukee' are inscribed on it. The sculpture of Solomon Juneau is created using bronze, and it rises to a height of 15 feet. You will see reliefs made of bronze on both the sides of the limestone base: the relief at the northern end reads, 'Solomon Juneau, First Mayor of Milwaukee, MDCCCXXXXVI'; and the relief at the southern end reads the same too. The monument was unveiled to the public on 6 July 1887 by Hattie White, the granddaughter of Solomon Juneau.
Some Info about Solomon Juneau
Solomon Juneau was born on 9 August 1793 in a village located close to Montreal in Canada. He worked at the American Fur Company and traded fur in different parts of the world. When, the American fur Company created a trading post in Milwaukee during 1818, Juneau procured the land lying between the Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River and called it the 'Juneau Town.' Juneau served as the postmaster of the town and also became the very first president of the Milwaukee Village. In 1846, he was designated as the mayor of the city of Milwaukee and contributed a lot towards the development of the city.