Workers started removing the fountain in Irvine Park, Saint Paul, today. It is being shipped off to Robinson Iron Works in Alabama, where it was made, for a general refurbishment that they hope to have done by May.
This tiny tidbit of very local news may not seem important to the rest of the world, but the story of the little neighborhood of Irvine Park is rarely told the way it needs to be. It’s just one story of urban activism among thousands but it is important because this is repeated constantly throughout the world. The lesson is simple – if you want the really good things in life you have to make it happen.