Situated in downtown Helena’s Walking Mall is a bronze statue of a newsboy, holding up a paper. He’s shouting out a headline, his sleeves rolled up, with a typical newsboy’s cap on his head. Our younger audience probably wouldn’t know that there was a time when people relied on newspapers to get their news — not their phone or laptop.
The statue is entitled “Extra! Extra!”. It was sculpted by Becky Eiker in 1998 and was dedicated in July 1999. It’s “A tribute to the faithful newsboys who sold their papers on these street corners, bringing the latest news to the people of Helena”.
“Extra Extra” is now one of Helena’s landmarks.
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