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Pioneer statue in Independence missing

Updated: 2013-06-17T17:30:35Z


The Kansas City Star

A life-size bronze statue of a pioneer woman has taken a journey away from home in an apparent theft from the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence.

The statue — it depicts a woman holding a baby in one hand and a water bucket in the other — went missing over the weekend, museum curator David Aamodt said Monday. He said it is too early to know exactly what happened to the statue, but he believes it was stolen for scrap metal.

“The Chicago & Alton Depot (railroad museum nearby) has had some issues with people taking their copper and scrap metal,” Aamodt said.

The statue was standing in an outdoor plaza behind the museum and could be seen from both the rear of and inside the museum.

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