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Statue of Riggin

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1891H: 28 1/2" W: 14"325Silver

Full figure of a man in sailors uniform with hat. Figure has right hand on hip and left hand at side. Base has inscription "Charles William Riggin"/ "In memorandum". In 1891 there was an estranged feeling between this country and Chile, we had recognized a revolutionary government that failed, etc. They felt tariffs were too high. When our sailors from battleship Charleston went ashore in Valparaiso, Chile there was a fight and Charles Riggin was killed. $25,000 indemnity paid by Chile and war avoided -Benj. Harrison. Statue made from about 15,000 silver dimes sent by school children from all over U. S. Artist was Alexander Doyle.

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