Ground has been broken at the site of the Miles Davis Memorial in downtown Alton along West Third Street and Belle.  Just before 9:30am Wednesday, city crews began sawing and jack hammering concrete in the area that will become the memorial plaza.  A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered for the groundbreaking.

Among them was Pat Ackman, chairman of the Miles Davis Memorial Project Committee.  She tells The Big Z this is the first of many more steps.

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