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Historical Moves

Victory is being declared with news that a 12-foot-tall statue will be booted from its longtime slot directly in front of the Gold Dome. The edifice honors Thomas Watson — a former U.S. senator, author and shockingly nasty white supremacist — who died in 1922. The statue, which includes a plaque calling Watson "a champion of right," will take up residence at a state-owned park across the street, but its removal has nothing to do with the content of Watson's character. [Creative Loafing]