Confederate Plaque Removed in St. Pete

The marker reads "This marks the terminal of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway--erected by Dixie Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy,  St. Petersburg, Florida, January 22nd, 1939.  

Iit was little noticed, mounted on a rock underneath a tree on Central Avenue and Bayshore Drive.  

It's gone.  

The marker has been removed by St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.  

In a written statement, Kriseman said the city will try to locate the plaque's owner.  He adds that, while the plaque may not have elicited the same attention or emotions as other Confederate statues and memorials, there is " no reason for it to remain on public land and serve as a flashpoint in this national debate."

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