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Metal and stone
UND Public Sculpture and Installations
Displayed: central mall / Twamley Quad
UND Campus, Twamley Quad
Curtis Flexhaug made "Persistence" as a graduate student for part of his MFA program at UND.
This memorial is dedicated to those stalwart, independent individuals who were determined to earn their educations at the University of North Dakota during the hard years of the Great Depression. The Story of Camp Depression, and the perseverance of the men who lived there, will be an inspiration to countless generations of students who will also walk these campus paths.
Goodbye My Friends
As the curtain is slowly lowered on the stage of
each life, soon all the "boys from Camp"
will have been stilled, all the
records have been blown away in the winds.
As one generation after another passes by
in years to come, many will be richer,
stronger, taller and wiser.
But remember also many men whose names
are now unknown, who have passed
this corner of life, their lasting
footsteps can be heard if you listen carefully.
By Elmer Liann, '40
Grand Forks, North Dakota