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C.W. Post Monument
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The first statue erected in Monument Square honors cereal magnate C.W. Post. In 1891 Post came to Battle Creek as a middle aged, chronically ill, business failure. By the end of the decade, he was a millionaire entrepreneur who inspired dozens of others to imitate him, sparking the city's "cereal boom." Despite his financial success, Post died an untimely death in 1914. The stunned citizens of Battle Creek "felt it was proper and fitting for the town to recognize those who do conspicuous service in the capacity of town-builders." A portion of Monument Square at the intersection of Division and Main streets was officially set aside and renamed Post Park. There the statue of C.W. Post was dedicated in May 1917. Medium: Bronze
Location Division and Michigan, Battle Creek Michigan, MI
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