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Ottawa, Illinois: Statue of the Radium Girl Team Field Report

Clinton St., Ottawa, IL
On the northwest corner of Clinton and W. Jefferson Sts.
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Radium Girl.

Statue of the Radium Girl

Statue commemorates the local factory women who painted radium on wristwatch dials in the 1920s, and suffered the horrible effects of its potent radiation. The 2011 bronze is by sculptor William Piller. Report... [02/22/2012]

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Statue of the Radium Girl

The company that employed the women (and was sued) was Radium Dial. Luminous Processes was opened subsequently by Radium Dial's former president, Joseph Kelly, after he was voted out of Radium Dial.

[Ryan Madanick, 05/20/2018]

Thank you, Ryan, for keeping us as accurate as atomic time!

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Braidwood Zoo Animal Sculptures, Braidwood, IL - 33 mi.

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