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Ox Bow County Park Tower comes down

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The remains of the charred Ox Bow County Park observation tower were cleared away Monday.

The iconic wooden observation tower burned early Wednesday morning in Dunlap and the fire has been ruled arson.

Many say the view from the tower was tremendous, especially in the fall, and it brings back a lot of memories.  They say it was hard to see it go.

Larry Riegsecker, a resident watching the tower come down says, "One of the things it means to me. I can remember back in 1975 when I first met my wife, we would come out here an climb up the tower and just to look at the beauty and see all the deer and different things. It's really a sad thing to see a historical landmark like that go down."

There's even a face book page devoted to people who would like to see the tower rebuilt.

The Elkhart County Parks Board will meet later this month to make that decision.

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