San Francisco Waterfront Winner—June 21st

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We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Regina Kaler from Alameda, who correctly identified the location of Italian-American sculptor Beniamino Bufano’s St. Francis de la Varenne. It stands outside the San Francisco Bay Area Longshoremen’s Memorial Association headquarters, on Beach Street in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Regina won appetizers and dinner for two at Knuckles at the Wharf.

St. Francis of AssisiDid you know? Wikipedia says, “Considered an outspoken radical at the time, Bufano chopped off his trigger finger and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson at the onset of World War I as a protest against the war.”

Your humble authors/researchers discovered elsewhere that it is also possible that Bufano accidentally hacked off his own finger in a wood-chopping accident, and was inspired to make use of the severed appendage by sending it to DC as a way to dramatize his anti-war stance.

Who knows for sure?

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