Well its been settled, we (meaning Luzerne County) did not receive the nomination for Margaret Nash’s state historical marker in favor of Ham Fisher. Ham was the creator of the Joe Palooka comic strip of yesteryear. Do I think this is fair? No.
Joe Palooka already has a marker. In theory, so does Margaret. Yet the reason I was given was…
“She is already recognized on a local monument.” Her story is not unique? Excuse me? Joe Palooka already has a marker as well and he received a state nod. This seems a little unfair if you ask me. The “If we did this for one person, we have to do this for everyone” seems a bit juvenile especially when you are talking about war heroes vs. comic book strips. Maybe it’s just me.
So where do we go from here? Good question. I mailed my my 53ish page nomination document to Sue Henry in hope of getting some local backing for the next go round (noms are due by December 1st). I also changed parties to back her and for other reasons. Let’s get this party started because I’m a known troublemaker.
More to come on this as I figure out ideas to make this happen. This next submission will bit a beefier if I can help it at all.
Thanks to all who messaged me for looking for more information. I’ll be in touch with more information shortly.