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The case of the missing dog statue

Have you seen this statue?

The statue in 1937.  Photo by Oakes Plimpton in the book ”Robbins Farm Park, Arlington, Massachusetts: A Local History"

The statue in 1937. Photo by Oakes Plimpton in the book ”Robbins Farm Park, Arlington, Massachusetts: A Local History”

Robbins Farm Park in Arlington, Massachusetts is interested in having its dog statue returned.  It was last seen in about 1950, when the old family farmhouse on the land was demolished.

The group Friends of Robbins Park is putting out an APB (all points bulletin) on the statue, which may have been adopted by someone who was part of the demolition crew.  It could be lingering in a junk yard, buried under years of debris.  No one  is sure.

The statue was formerly installed on a hill at Robbins Farm Park, which offers a great view of the Boston skyline. Children were often photographed on the statue, such as this photo from 1937.

If you can help solve the case of the missing statue, contact the Friends of Robbins Farm Park at 781-646-7786.

Source:  The Boston Globe

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