Confederate Troops Memorial (Phoenix, AZ) (Maricopa, Arizona)
Copper frame in the shape of the state of Arizona filled with large fragments of unrefined copper ore, affixed with an inscribed plaque. Mounted on concrete base featuring three segments of petrified wood and a second inscription. From February 1962 - July 2020, it was located in Wesley Bolin Park, Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, AZ, traditional land of the Hohokam, O'odham, and Akimel O'odham (Upper Pima).
Plaque: "MEMORIAL TO ARIZONA CONFEDERATE TROOPS" / 1861 - 1865 / UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY / 1961"
Base: "A NATION THAT FORGETS ITS PAST HAS NO FUTURE"
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Copper, copper ore, concrete, petrified wood
0m x 0m x 1.8288000000000002m
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United Daughters of the Confederacy
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