Whittier Comes to Whittier

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Text on Button Whittier Comes To Whittier 1987
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Brown background with white text, and an illustration of a man reclining in a chair while holding an open book on his lap.

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John Greenleaf Whittier, for whom the town of Whittier, California was built, was a nineteenth century poet and author. In 1987, the town decided to honor his 100th birthday with commissioning of a sculpture. It is notable that the man himself never actually stepped foot in the town named after him, and this button represents that he finally would be arriving - in the form of a statue.

Catalog ID EV0081