Hey there fellow Deviants. Today is the day!! The Lucky Baldwin Monument gets unveiled. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. This past Tuesday, I got to see the piece craned into place. It was very cool to see him standing in his permanent home. Later today, the cover will be taken off for all the city of Arcadia (and those passing through or going to the Santa Anita race track) to see. This big (9 foot tall) bronze will watch over the city for generations to come. Long after I'm dead, he'll still be standing there as a symbol and reminder to all those who see him, that the past was forged by visionary men and women. And that the cities we love and enjoy so much were built by these great people when the land was unforgiving and harsh. Looking to the future and a better tomorrow, is what these folks did best. Elias "Lucky" Baldwin will have his time to be honored. And I'm grateful to have been a part of it.
Cheers to you all!!