Vandalized Rapid City statue in Hill City - KOTA Territory News

Vandalized Rapid City statue in Hill City

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A statue of a former U.S. president, that used to stand on a Rapid City street corner, is spending some time in a neighboring KOTA Territory town.

The bronze likeness of Bill Clinton is being repaired at the Black Hills Foundry in Hill City. In November, the statue was torn from his home at the corner of Saint Joseph Street and 7th.

Co–founder of the City of Presidents, Dallerie Davis says they are fairly sure that some sort of mechanical force was used to dislodge the statue from its post. The act of vandalism caused damage to Clinton's shoulder, but Davis says she doesn't think the crime had a political motive. "The question has been asked whether Bill Clinton was a particular target and that's very difficult to answer," said Davis. "Personally I don't think so, I think maybe there was just someone there and Bill Clinton was there and the opportunity took over."

Davis says they hope to reinstall the Clinton statue sometime this month. The temperature needs to be at least 50 degrees so the adhesive can dry properly.

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