Mom sent me an article from the local newspapper of my old hometown (Karlstad), obviously pepole care for statues there too.
Swedish speaking blogreaders might be able to read the article if you click on the picture.
The statues? From top to bottom:
"Sola i Karlstad" (rougly translated "the sun of Karlstad"), legendary - always sunny-happy - waitress some hundred years ago.
Gustaf Fröding, local poet, very famous in Sweden (ugly statue! he looks like something out of a horror movie)
Nils Ferlin, also local poet, and very famous. Even UGLIER statue!