Indian statues vandalized at Gladstone city park

Gladstone, Michigan (AP) June 2012

Authorities in Gladstone are making repairs and looking for suspects in the vandalism to century-old statues of Indians at a municipal park in the Upper Peninsula community.

The Daily Press of Escanaba ( ) says the vandals spray-painted and knocked down the statues June 2-3. It’s at least the second such act of vandalism against the statues at Van Cleve Park.

The repair work includes structural repair, cleaning and repainting.

Former art teacher Harry Nelson has been working on the repairs after recently finishing restoration of them.

E.H. Levely made the statues in 1910. They’ve been on display at Van Cleve Park since 1988.