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Michael Landon Marker Found in Dump in his own childhood home of Collingswood! Mayor considers the dump of the plaque "LITTLE"
PrairieFans.com statement to the mayor of Collingswood: A memorial is meant to be recognized not tossed aside!
**MICHAEL LANDON PLAQUE UPDATE** Mayor of Collingswood, James Maley has the police looking into the removal of the plaque and into the dump as a criminal investigation now. This is such a crock! The mayor was getting calls and e-mails galore from fans all over the world (THANK-YOU ALL) and this is his way of getting the heat off his back. The only person they need to investigate is the mayor! BUT the police work for the mayor so this will all be a cover-up. A fan wrote this to me yesterday and I dont think its a bad idea: "Might need to mail the mayor a copy of the Last Farewell. Mr. Lassetter didnt enjoy his defeat ...the folks of Walnut Grove didn't let it die in vain and neither will this." Source of news
In 1997, Cindy Landon gave $6,700 that was used
towards building a tree house "Little Treehouse on the Prairie" in
Collingswood, NJ. Collingswood is the childhood home of
Michael Landon. Abbe Effron raised $1400 for a bronze dedication
plaque that was placed in front of the tree house. Recently, a local
paper reported the plaque was found in the borough dump in the city
The tree house is still up and being used but no record of its story or history is provided since the removal of the plaque. On Monday, January 2, 2012 the mayor of Collingswood, James Maley gave the following statement to the CollingswoodPatch Publication, "It was not meant to go into the trash. That was just a mistake somebody made." The mayor also stated, "the plaque will remain among a collection of borough artifacts at The Retrospect's office." He also referred to this plaque problem as a "ridiculous little issue." The mayor has no plans at this time to have the plaque put back where it was placed during the dedication ceremony in 1997 when Cindy Landon donated the funds to build the tree house. Many fans of Michael Landon who visit this playground will no longer be able to view the plaque unless they make a special visit to the retrospect's office.
Our hats go off to Mayor James Maley of Collingswood, NJ for showing no compassion or care! We our sorry mayor that it is a little issue! If you would like to share your comments and concerns with the mayor of Collingswood, NJ his office can be reached at the following:
Borough of Collingswood-Municipal Bldg.
Mayor James Maley
678 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: 856-854-0720, ext. 125
Let Mayor James Maley know you want the plaque returned to its proper place for visitors to enjoy while visiting Collingswood.
The plaque reads:
Little Treehouse on the Prairie
In Memory of Former Collingswood Resident
A man who touched the hearts of so many
by teaching us how to laugh, cry
and love one another -
and whose special love for children and
strong belief in family values
transcends future generations
Donated by the Cindy Landon Living Trust
Picture of the "Little Treehouse on the Prairie"
Note: As of date and no signs or monuments, etc. has been placed in Collingswood, NJ of being the childhood home of Michael Landon. This plaque was the only monument and now its gone.