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A colorful story on display

COTTAGE GROVE — Located on River Road where Madison Avenue intersects near Prospector Park area leaders last week dedicated a new history kiosk at the J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge, honoring the legacy of Slabtown and the creator of the first of five pedestrian footbridges that served the community. The Rotary Club, Partners in History, Friends of the Swinging Bridge, neighbors, Mayor Jeff Gowing and wife Celia, Researcher and Graphics Designer Alice Christianson gathered to unveil the display, which tells the story of James Knox Polk Currin.  Currin arrived in the mid-1860s. Over the years, he served the . . .

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