On a rainy founders day, the Henry Cherry Statue is dedicated a little over three months after his death on August 1st.
Structure Name - Henry Hardin Cherry Statue
Date Built - 1936, set 1937
Cost of Construction - $10,000
Artist - Laredo Taft
Description - Statue, bronze 10 feet in height Location - Cherry Hall Plaza
Front - Henry Hardin Cherry, November 16, 1864 - August 1, 1937. Leader of the movement to establish Normal Schools and Teachers Colleges. President Southern Normal School 1892-1906. President of Western Kentucky State Teachers College 1906-1937
Back - Erected by His Students and Friends
Left - No citizen can turn his back upon the school without turning his back upon the flag.
Right - Educator, Inspirer of Youth, Philosopher
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