Arkansas artist Tim Baitinger has completed repairs on the three statues that were vandalized at Little Rock’s Mount Holly Cemetery back in April. Donations from the public partially financed the repair work.
Part of a historic family plot, the 3 life-sized Italian marble statues depict a mourner and two young Basham sisters, Pearl and Martha, who died in the 1880s. Continue reading
On April 21, police investigated over $290,000 worth of damage found at the 173-year-old Mount Holly Cemetery in downtown Little Rock.
Someone had vandalized life-size marble likenesses of Pearl Reed Basham, who died in 1886 at age 6, and her sister Martha Parma Basham, who died the following year at age 5, snapping the statues off at the ankles and pushing them off their bases. Continue reading