Statue at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial History, undated

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Description

A close up of the statue at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial, located in Coralville, Iowa. The statue is of a firefighter who holds a young girl in one arm. Though climbing down a ladder, his gaze goes towards the young charge clasping onto him.

The statue was carved out of clay by Rick Poldberg and stands on a granite base. The firefighter depicts Rick Klein of the West Burlington Fire Department; the girl depicts his niece, Heidi. Her father and Rick's brother, Bill Klein, was also a firefighter. He died in 1990 during an arson fire (Reuman, p. 27).

The statue was placed at the site on December 10, 1993 and unveiled during the Dedication of The Iowa Firefighters Memorial on April 4, 1994 (Reuman, p. 5-6).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Post 1990s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

98.127.jpg

Citation

“Statue at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial History, undated,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/314.

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