By Anica Padilla

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) — Pueblo city officials are meeting Monday to discuss the future of  the Christopher Columbus statue in town. It’s been the subject of heated debate the last few months, with people arguing about whether it should stay or go.

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Leaders are considering a possible emergency ordinance to put the issue on the November ballot.

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The monument is located at 100 E. Abriendo Ave., in front of the Rawlings Library.

It has been in that location for 115 years and is registered as a National Historic Place.

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A plaque on the monument reads: “In memory of Christopher Columbus with the hope that the glorious date of October 12, 1095 may be remembered in the world.”

Anica Padilla

Comments (2)
  1. TomTancredoFan says:

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” George Orwell had these politically correct types figured out over 70 years ago.

  2. WS Boyle says:

    If Columbus had been black we would not be having this discussion. The plan is to remove everything that represents white people then they can go after white people to get rid of them/\.

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