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Constitution lithograph dedicated


October 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

1934 Lithograph of US Constitution

A handful of local veterans and members of the Cass County Board of Supervisors were on-hand this (Wednesday) morning, for the presentation of a framed, 1934 lithograph copy of the U-S Constitution at the Cass County Courthouse. Gary Stephenson, from Fort Dodge, had spoken with the Board in August, and asked permission to look for local sponsors for the large print, which will be mounted on the wall in the corridor, outside of the Treasurer’s Office.

The lithograph, which has also been put in place in 34 other courthouses across Iowa, was made possible through the Supervisors’ support, and more than a half-dozen local sponsors. They include: Atlantic Motor Supply; the Cass County Abstract Company, Incorporated; McAtee Tire, Incorporated; Brocker, Karns and Karns Insurance; Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home; the Atlantic Rotary Club; Ed & Debbie Liestad and Family; Tom and Wendy Cappel, ReAnn and Trey; and, W and S Appliance.

Plaques commemorating those sponsors, along with those in Memory of Cass County Supervisor Chuck Kinen, and all who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, will be included on the wall beneath the lithograph. The print was originally printed in 1934, but not discovered until 50-years later. It recognizes the Founding Fathers for their wisdom, and remembers those who fought to preserve our liberties.