Michael Landon Back in Collingswood

The restoration of the Knight Park plaque commemorating Collingswood's most famous native in town history has begun.

Call it Collingswood's Highway to Healing—Michael Landon is almost back on public display. 

His plaque, that is.

, spring has sprung, and Michael Landon is making his return to . The circuitous journey of the displaced memorial honoring a man who is arguably Collingswood's most famous native will be drawing to a conclusion soon.

On Monday afternoon, a three-man crew prepared a new foundation for the bronze memorial, which . The concrete is poured at this hour, but the plaque cannot be installed until later in the afternoon because the rain made the base too wet.

"We'll be releasing some official news this week," said Cassandra Duffey, borough director of community development.

As documented in Patch, has garnered international attention from fans of the late actor, famous for his starring roles on Highway to Heaven and Little House on the Prairie.

Landon grew up on South Newton Drive in Collingswood.

Stick with Patch for the latest on the story as it develops.

Joy Zaleski Messner April 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Oops ... sorry for the misspellings - my smartphone out spelled me!
Abbe Effron April 24, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Yes, Cindy told me she is working with the Camden-based group Urban Promise. She is such a generous person and I think we need to do right by her and her family....
Joy Zaleski Messner April 24, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Yes - that is how I know her. She has a great heart for kids.
Linda April 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I agree that the plaque should remain at Knight Park near the Little Treehouse on the Prairie equipment. The removal of the plaque was a disgrace, and I'm glad they are finally (after enough bad publicity) doing the right thing.
Margaret Anderson April 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Thank you Abbe Effron! Much appreciation for everything you went thru.


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