Tom Porter outfitted the Samuel Adams statue in contemporary footwear for the city’s walking campaign. Benjamin Franklin was accessorized with skates as a symbol of his inventiveness. (Globe Staff Photos/ David L. Ryan)

City exhibits fancy footwork

Menino walking campaign enlists monumental figures

By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / September 20, 2005

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It started late Sunday. At Old City Hall, a set of roller skates appeared on Benjamin Franklin. In the Public Garden, George Washington got a pair of purple velvet boots, his horse a set of gold heels. By midafternoon yesterday, Samuel Adams at Faneuil Hall had been transformed into a rapper, with a do-rag and a Boston Red Sox cap, ... (Full article: 742 words)

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