Michael Landon Back in Collingswood
The restoration of the Knight Park plaque commemorating Collingswood's most famous native in town history has begun.
Call it Collingswood's Highway to Healing—Michael Landon is almost back on public display.
His plaque, that is.
As promised by Mayor James Maley, spring has sprung, and Michael Landon is making his return to Knight Park. The circuitous journey of the displaced memorial honoring a man who is arguably Collingswood's most famous native will be drawing to a conclusion soon.
On Monday afternoon, a three-man crew prepared a new foundation for the bronze memorial, which was donated by former Collingswood resident Abbe Effron. The concrete is poured at this hour, but the plaque cannot be installed until later in the afternoon because the rain made the base too wet.
"We'll be releasing some official news this week," said Cassandra Duffey, borough director of community development.
As documented in Patch, the tale of this bizarre odyssey has garnered international attention from fans of the late actor, famous for his starring roles on Highway to Heaven and Little House on the Prairie.
Landon grew up on South Newton Drive in Collingswood.
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