‘Shorty the Squirrel’ gravesite considered in plans to transform downtown Tyler

Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 6:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 9:55 PM CDT
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From 1948 to 1963, the downtown square was home to a squirrel that locals named Shorty. He was tamed by locals who fed the friendly creature, and his resting place is under a tree on the square; will he be remembered during redesign of the square?