Indianapolis News, Sept. 12, 1908
HUGE MONUMENT 9 " - it." I - RICH TEXAN'S TESTIMOXIAX, TO ICarreepoBdeaee ef Tb tadtaaapolta News. DENTON. Tex.. September li A. G. Lee. a wealthy farmer of Denton county. 1 making satisfactory progress In bis work of erecting a monument to John D. Rockefeller, oa wnich Let is pending moat of his fortune. It will b a pyramidal , structure on an emroence. a mi, south ot the town of Denton. It wlil be several hundred feet high and visible for many miiea around. "Th work on th monument began March 13. IXC." said Mr. Lee the other day. "and has been pushed as rapidly a possible ever sine. I set out with the expectation of makine; the monument the wonder of the toodern world, ana every day I live I becom more hopeful that I shall realise ray expectation. The reason I took the initiative m the building of this monument at so great a cost l - - . - -j& o -2jjw. . - -'" s - r .-, , TO ROCKEFELLER ... v. - - - - t-L. ,irf.ks.a.u TUE OIL, KIN a NOW BUILDING. of tabor and money im that I wa deeply touched by th area aooo inn mt. Rockefeller I doing In the world. He ia giving good for evu that la. going on In hi great work of ptuianthrophy Juat as thouah the world were appreciating what be waa doiag. when. In fact, he is being abused for the good he is doing. It struck me that he must be an extraordinary man or he wou,d have become duw-usted with the people for being -M?ReXrnit belief that Mr. Rockefeller deserve the monument 1 th cause of my building it. I expected at the start that it would take fifteen years to build the monurrent. but as the work has advanced a Utile more rapidly than it was thought possible.,. 11 may be finished In a littie b-Vs time." ... Th monument s already one of the great curiosities of tela part of Texas.