Golden Work

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 10, 2004

(Brian Loden The Vicksburg Post)Cody Sansbury of Jakob-Sansbury Conservation of Orlando, Fla., work at the Illinois Memorial in the Vicksburg National Military Park Monday to add gold leaf to the lettering inside the monument, one of the park’s largest. As she works from atop scaffolding, tourists continue to visit the domed structure that is undergoing a three-phase shining up for its 100th birthday, in 2006. The project’s three phases have included the gilding of the eagle atop the entrance, the outside lettering and now the inside lettering.

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