1967 – Sculptor Jean Pond Miner

On this date died at the age of 101. A well-known sculptress during her time, Jean Pond Miner’s statue was placed at the north corner of Capitol Park in Madison in 1895. At the time of the World’s Columbian Exposition, the Janesville Ladies Afternoon Club recommended Miner as a Wisconsin sculptress who might be featured at the Exposition’s Wisconsin building. $8,000 was raised by Wisconsin women for this exhibit featuring local talent. The statue is now in the first floor lobby of the in Madison. [Source: , Vol. 6, SHSW Women’s Auxiliary, 1976, pg. 4]