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Western Wisconsin COVID-19 Archive Project

Collected Item: “Photo, John Prine Lyrics on Sidewalk, Eau Claire, WI.”

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Photo, John Prine Lyrics on Sidewalk, Eau Claire, WI.

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The photo is of a sidewalk chalk drawing that featured the lyrics of the John Prine song "Spanish Pipe Dream."
[Image captured near the northeast entrance to Putnam Park in Eau Claire. ]

The photo is significant as John Prine died of Covid 19 in April 2020.

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May 9th, 2020

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Northeast entrance to Putnam Park (on Putnam Drive), Eau Claire, WI. 54701

Who created this object?

Likely the resident of the home where the sidewalk passed through. Photo taken by Matthew R. Sayles

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Matthew R. Sayles

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