The Dill Monument

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the Dill Monument

Pitneybank [85, 48]

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Basic Info:

  • A monument is a city block containing a statue or similar piece of public art, without a building in it. It is functionally equivalent to a street, except that players with the Tagging skill can gain 2 XP for writing graffiti on a monument.
  • This is, game-play wise, an empty block, and cannot be barricaded.
  • After the July 3, 2009 update, some monuments became tall and can be seen from a distance with binoculars

The Dill Monument

Humans and zombies alike will see the following (permanent) description when standing in front of the monument:

"You are at the Dill Monument, a metal statue of a soldier engraved with memorial dates."

Visitors to the Dill Monument are encouraged to document their experience by attaching the template below to their user page:


Martino.jpg The Dill Monument
This user has visited the Dill Monument and knows the history of Martin Dill.


by adding {{DillMonument}} to their page.

Description

A bronze statue of Martin Dill rests upon a grey concrete pedestal. Often mistaken for a statue of a wounded soldier due to some vandalism, the statue actually depicts an older gentleman with one arm raised high above his head and his mouth open in an animated reading from an open book resting upon a large podium. The bronze plaque on the base has been defaced recently, however the following is still legible despite the vandal's best attempts:

Martin Dill is here commemorated by the Cigar Worker's Union, 1879-1954

Martin Dill was born Martino Dillano Jr. on July 23rd, 1879 in a lower class district of New York City. His parents had emigrated from Spain 3 weeks prior, and Martin was born only a day after his parents disembarked from the transatlantic journey. Despite his impoverished upbringing, Martin Dill's stubborn mentality drove his desire to read and write and, in 1894, he began attending schooling, despite his low economic status. He worked his way through a four year education by attending school during the day and working in a local textile factory in the evenings. Soon after he earned his diploma Martin's father died of unknown causes, and he and his mother faced financial hardship. The mother and son decided to take a chance and moved to Malton in 1899. Soon after arriving in Malton Dill put his literacy to good use, and found work as a 'reader' in the Lowther Building cigar factory. He ended up holding the position for almost half a century. He read books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long to the workers busy rolling Lowther Premium Cigars. Martin's readings were often the only education many of the workers ever received. He was paid by the workers and they selected what he read. Martin Dill died in room 3432 of St. Benedict's Hospital in Pitneybank after a long battle with lung cancer. Martin Dill was a local hero in Pitneybank due to his unusual story, eccentric character and record of service to the community.

History

March 17, 2008 The bronze plaque at the base of the Dill Monument was restored by the intrepid technicians of the Yoyodyne Zombie Research Institute. --Dr Emilio Lizardo 20:34, 17 March 2008 (UTC)




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