Hiawatha restoration begins

 

August 22, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Equipment is put in place Wednesday to repair and paint the 50-foot fiberglass replica of the legendary Hiawatha at the park along Burma Road in Ironwood. Workers from FAST Corporation of Sparta, Wisconsin, said they expect to be completed by weeks end.

By TOM LAVENTURE

tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - After years of fundraising the work to repair and paint the 50-foot fiberglass replica of the legendary Hiawatha is underway at the park along Burma Road.

The St. Paul, Minnesota company that created the statue in 1964 is no longer around and the work is being conducted by FAST Corporation of Sparta, Wisconsin, the only Midwest company that still builds and repairs fiberglass structures, said Peter Sturgul, who started the repair project over three years ago with John Rudberg and Michael Meyer, director of the Ironwood Chamber of Com...



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