Memorial mystery sparks parks policy questions

Sometime in early 1993, Carroll Sovereign and step-son Hollis Jackson installed a lattice trellis with climbing roses in the west end of Claggett Creek Park. A plaque set in stone next to the memorial reads: “Donated in memory of Rose Sovereign by family and friends, 1911-1992.”

The only mention of the memorial in city records is a paragraph in minutes from a Parks Advisory Board Meeting on May 11, 1993 (dug up from . . .

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