This park looks better now than I ever remember it looking but it's been a sort of catch all for plaques, statuary and the like that are not specifically related to the park's moniker. The 10 Commandments were apparently installed there in 1952 by the Jaycees, the World War II artillery was recently packed away in storage and there is a nearly unreadable plaque commemorating World War I soldiers. There is also a bust of a Captain James Harvey Mathes, of whom I know nothing. I had to do a little research and found to my surprise a Mecklenburg Declaration connection (see post from July 27). It's baaacckk. It seems that Capt. James Harvey Mathes' grandmother was the niece of one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration. Huh. Anywho, I'll be curious to see if the 10 C's pick up any more odds and ends.