“Amercian Hero” Harris immortalized

June 15, 2014

Though he died in 1981, Cecil Harris’ life-size bronze likeness will live on for generations to come as it sits just outside Spafford Hall on Northern’s campus. Just as the artist who made the statue — Northern artist-in-residence Benjamin Victor — wanted, Harris is looking over the campus he once frequented, then Northern State Teachers College, before graduating upon his return from combat.

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