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Cannons Will Stay Put Across From Wright Park
Here’s a brief update on a fascinating little story we wrote about earlier this year:
The Karpeles Manuscript Library in Tacoma has won its legal battle against a local American Legion post over a pair of antique cannons.
The 80-year old guns were out front of the Karpeles museum building when the museum bought the property from the Legionnaires more than 20 years ago. Then last winter the Legionnaires ‘reclaimed’ one of the guns from the museum – without permission, taking it back to their current post in Parkland. The matter went to court, and the judge ordered the Legionnaires to return the gun, but the court fight continued.
Now it’s decided. Not only will the guns remain in front of the Karples building across from Wright Park, but the American Legion post has been ordered to pay $10,000 in damages.
Read more from The News Tribune.
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