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Pooh plaque stolen in White River
*******News report from The Sault
Posted by the Sault
The famous bronze
plaque of Winnie The Pooh's relationship to White
River is gone.
Police report that sometime after noon on
Sunday, it was discovered that the bronze plague
was forcibly removed
from its wooden stand.
The plaque contains the history of
Winnie the Pooh and the bear's relationship to
popular children's character was inspired by an
orphaned bear cub which
was purchased from a trapper at White River by
Capt. harry Colebourn
during World War 1.
Colebourn, a veterinarian, stopped
in White River from Winnipeg and named the bear
Winnie after his hometown, Winnipeg.
The bear became the
troop's mascot for some time before being
left at the London Zoo where author A.A. Milne and
his son Christopher
found the bear and inspired the stories.
celebrates the historical story annually and marked
the significance with a plaque and statue.
Police say the
total damage from the vandalism is estimated at