Midway Village Museum Curator of Education Mark Herman says, "They took her down when they had to remodel the top of the courthouse it was starting to deteriorate"
The hand carved sandstone statues were created specifically for the courthouse to make a statement.
Herman says, "All the local counties around here have a courthouse of some kind, but they're all completely different. It just says a lot about the personality of the people who were in government at that time."
It's not clear what happened to the other three statues. There are rumors one or more may be privately owned in the