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40/29 reports on the removal of the statue of a Confederate soldier from the town square in Bentonville
By previous agreement, it will go to a private park. It was a blot on Bentonville’s downtown, thriving thanks to the huge investments by the Walton family, owners of hometown Walmart (suspicions are that family interests played a role in a deal with a Confederate group to move the statue.)
You can hear a scattering of cheers as the statue is lifted away.
Next: The two monuments to defenders of slavery on the state Capitol grounds.