Photo by Randall Higgins, City of Cleveland Public Information Office
Eric Vickery spent Friday cleaning the restored monument at North Ocoee/Broad streets and Eighth Street in Cleveland. Mr. Vickery, from Baston Monuments Inc. of Elberton, Ga., re-stenciled the wording and decorative markings then cleaned the monument with a sandblaster. The monument was toppled in a traffic accident during the summer. The monument memorializes three young Cleveland men who died in a fiery Virginia train wreck in 1889. The neighboring monument was also cleaned during the summer. That was a separate work paid for by the local United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter.