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luv4u

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Prince statue, bench in Henderson moved to new location

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/21 12:09pm

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When the Henderson Roadhaus was sold, the new owners didn't help with the internet security system needed to protect the valuable items on display. It was quite an argument and many were disappointed, with fingers pointed everywhere.

But in the end, the people behind the Prince Legacy Project had the best interests in mind. If the statue couldn't be protected, it could disappear.

The statue, bench and other "hard items" are now inside a special room in the HeArt of Henderson store directly across from the previous location. You can visit during normal stoer hours or contact Joel King of the Legacy Project through the Facebook page and arrange to meet him there (on appointment).

https://www.facebook.com/...9473942449
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Reply #2 posted 12/28/21 1:03pm

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Reply #3 posted 12/28/21 1:32pm

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They were talking about this when I went to see it this past summer. A business owner told me many in the town were unhappy with the statue being there. I wondered aloud why anyone would take issue with a such a lovely commemoration of our home state hero. If anything, it's helping the town by driving business to it. There's nothing else there worth seeing. The person I was with asked, "Is it because he's black?" The look on the store owner's face said it all. Henderson seems to be a little pocket of rednecks.

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/21 1:46pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

They were talking about this when I went to see it this past summer. A business owner told me many in the town were unhappy with the statue being there. I wondered aloud why anyone would take issue with a such a lovely commemoration of our home state hero. If anything, it's helping the town by driving business to it. There's nothing else there worth seeing. The person I was with asked, "Is it because he's black?" The look on the store owner's face said it all. Henderson seems to be a little pocket of rednecks.

Then they don't deserve it. confused

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Reply #5 posted 12/28/21 1:51pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

They were talking about this when I went to see it this past summer. A business owner told me many in the town were unhappy with the statue being there. I wondered aloud why anyone would take issue with a such a lovely commemoration of our home state hero. If anything, it's helping the town by driving business to it. There's nothing else there worth seeing. The person I was with asked, "Is it because he's black?" The look on the store owner's face said it all. Henderson seems to be a little pocket of rednecks.


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Reply #6 posted 12/28/21 2:20pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

They were talking about this when I went to see it this past summer. A business owner told me many in the town were unhappy with the statue being there. I wondered aloud why anyone would take issue with a such a lovely commemoration of our home state hero. If anything, it's helping the town by driving business to it. There's nothing else there worth seeing. The person I was with asked, "Is it because he's black?" The look on the store owner's face said it all. Henderson seems to be a little pocket of rednecks.


There are black people living there. Saw a few going in and out of houses there.


I don't think it brings that much business. It's a long drive, in relationship to everything else and there isn't anything else to hang out and spend money for. You drive through take a picture and leave unless you feel guilty and buy some sodas or something.
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Reply #7 posted 12/28/21 7:02pm

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This 'tribute' still gives me the chills. No wonder some were not happy. The intention was good, but the execution did not match. It reminds me of the Ronaldo works.


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Reply #8 posted 12/29/21 5:14am

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Oh, come on! It's not nearly as bad as the Ronaldo one. Comparitively speaking, the Prince one looks like a high achievement. lol I like that the sculptor opted for the less familiar Rave-era look (I think he was referencing the Mill City poster, personally, or maybe The View '99 appearance). A friend of mine got to meet him when she first went to look at the statue and complimented him for choosing the Rave-era look, and he said, "No, it's actually the 1999 look." I think he was confused because that was Prince's look in the year 1999 but not in 1982 for the album 1999.

SquirrelMeat said:

This 'tribute' still gives me the chills. No wonder some were not happy. The intention was good, but the execution did not match. It reminds me of the Ronaldo works.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #9 posted 12/29/21 7:32am

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That is the biggest oxymoron I read today.

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Reply #10 posted 12/29/21 9:32am

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udo said:

laytonian said:

internet security

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That is the biggest oxymoron I read today.

lol

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Reply #11 posted 01/02/22 3:40am

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Whe they first put it there, i KNEW this would happen...Henderson is a racist little hick town, that is NOT welcoming to non whites...i go through/past that nazi farm town at least once a month, off hwy 169 near Mankato
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Reply #12 posted 01/05/22 7:47am

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Whe they first put it there, i KNEW this would happen...Henderson is a racist little hick town, that is NOT welcoming to non whites...i go through/past that nazi farm town at least once a month, off hwy 169 near Mankato

Damn are you judgemental and no better than any "racist" . You are the exact same as the so called "racists" labeling an entire town. People like you ARE the problem.

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Reply #13 posted 01/06/22 7:24am

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SquirrelMeat said:

This 'tribute' still gives me the chills. No wonder some were not happy. The intention was good, but the execution did not match. It reminds me of the Ronaldo works.



I used the one on the right to scare off laurarichardson. It worked! She gone.


If you're pro human rights, then you should also be very pro freedom from oppression. Anything less is double standards.

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Reply #14 posted 01/06/22 7:28am

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It kinda looks like someone couldn't make up their mind whether to do Prince or Rick James, so in the end compromised by doing both.


If you're pro human rights, then you should also be very pro freedom from oppression. Anything less is double standards.

Music is the best.
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