There has been some hubbub in the past several weeks about what fate should befall monuments to Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis and other Confederate figures of the Civil War. 

The only monument to a Civil War-era figure in Sioux City is a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Grandview Park, and of course it is not the subject of controversy -- though it does get dressed up for Saturday in the Park. 

Like most places, Sioux City has a lot of monuments to important (or quasi-important) historical figures. Many of these are situated atop the bluffs overlooking I-29, giving them an important-looking spot and breathtaking views. 

And because of their relatively benign (though sometimes quirky) honorees, there is no fighting about whether to take them down. 

-- Mason Dockter, Sioux City Journal

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