IRENE PEASE MANTONYA. A Dedication

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The Michigan Avenue Bridge is almost covered with plaques, memorials and sculpture.  And there are few more prominent places in Chicago. But time (and not much of it) makes a mystery of what, just a generation ago, was important common knowledge.  And so this post today features some of what I don't know. 

Financial Details of the Benjamin Franklin Ferguson Monument Fund. 

The Sculptor who interpreteted and embellished this seal of the City of Chicago. 

And Irene Pease Mantonya, first woman appointed to the Board of Local Improvements -- though her accomplishments, on this damp Saturday morning -- are quite lost in the fog. 

This is a dedication.  Of sorts.

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