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McMinnville City Hall could house Civil War artifact
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Lisa Hobbs photo A sword once owned by John Houston Savage will be on display at McMinnville City Hall as soon as officials determine the best way to protect the item from any individual who might want to help themselves to a piece of Civil War history. Pictured is Mike Corley, who currently owns the artifact that was in the possession of Frank Farrar.
A Civil War artifact could make its temporary home at McMinnville City Hall. The artifact, a Confederate Civil War sword owned by John Houston Savage, has been offered for display. “Mike Corley contacted the mayor and also me about loaning the city this saber to put on display,” said Alderman Steve Harvey to members of the city Building and Grounds Committee.