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Marriage proposal accepted at Billy goat statue.

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Marriage proposal accepted at Billy goat statue.

Shane Curry asked Courtney Gallagher to marry him here in May 2016, and she said yes, the wedding taking place on March 18, 2017. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Love column, 4/23/17, at p. H14. There is a lot of info on Billy, the goat statue by Albert Laessle, on the Web, see, for ex., http://www.associationforpublicart.org/artwork/billy/. Apparently, Billy needs some refurbishing, according to articles.

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Location: Rittenhouse Square , 18th & Walnut Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
Listing Category: Art, Attractions, Human Interest, Love, Romance, Preservation / Protection Needed, Weddings, Marriages
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Thornton Hagert, musician and musicologist, died at the age of 86 on 4/5/17. One of his earliest memories was playing with the goat statue in the [Rittenhouse] [s]quare, said his son Zachary. This information and quote are from his obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/29/17, at p. B5.
Date : 2017-05-01

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I dont know where in Rittenhouse Square it occurred, but lawyer Brian J. Boyle proposed to his wife in the square, according to a profile in the Philadelphia Business Journal, 4/28/17, at p. 18.
Date : 2017-05-04

Name : Francis Chmielewski
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Billy was replaced with a replica. See the Phila. Inquirer, 9-21-18 at p. B3.
Date : 2018-11-23

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