DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After a heated bidding war, a Robert E. Lee statue removed per city council vote from a Dallas park in 2017 now has a new owner.
A bidder only known as “LawDude” bought it for $1,435,000.READ MORE: Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Crowd Under Bridge To Wait In Texas Town On Mexican Border
Another bidder, “MustangJerry,” who was the first to bid at $450,000 topped out at $1,432,500 after placing 20 bids.READ MORE: Texas Doctor Says He's Still Being Punished For Trying To Save Lives During COVID-19
The council voted earlier in 2019 to sell the 1936 Alexander Phimister Proctor, ”Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Soldier” sculpture at auction for no less than $450,000.
That amount allows the city to recoup the funds spent to take the statue down.MORE NEWS: Workers Raise Big Tex For 2021 As State Fair Of Texas Set To Kick Off September 24