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Statues of Historic Figures
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Description:
These are statues of individuals of historical importance who are immortalized with a statue of their likeness.
Expanded Description:

An historical statue Waymark must be a permanent, free-standing statue of a named historical character. If the historical figure is still alive, please submit it to the Living Statues category. The statue may stand alone, or be a component of a larger sculptural composition. It may be situated in a public place or in a museum (adhere to local rules for photographing objects in museums).

** Update: September 8, 2011 **

We are no longer accepting religious statues found on church grounds or other such places of saints, Jesus, Mary or other religious icons. If you have a statue found at such a place and you can make a strong case as to why it should be included here, we will vote on it. Exceptions can always be made. Those statues found on church property can be submitted to the Statues of Religious Figures.

An exception to this exclusionary rule would be statues of Popes. Send 'em here!

Instructions for Posting a Statues of Historic Figures Waymark:

Description
When posting a new Waymark to this category, it should relate to individuals of historic nature. Please provide at least two pictures of the statue and one of any text written on the monument/memorial/statue, as well as or a photo inserted using HTML if possible. As a suggestion, include an explanation of why the site is important with regards to the placement of the statue. Please consider listing important dates and any other important particulars with regards to the person of historic significance or the monument.

Physical Description
Within the long description, a physical description of the statue is required. A good place to check is the SIRIS website. The search page can be found HERE

As a suggestion, the description should include the following:

Material used in the statue and plinth
The size of the statue as a factor of life-size
What the statue shows the person holding and doing
What the person is shown as wearing.

Biography
Within the long description, please include an explanation or brief biography of the historic person is also required. If you use a source, for instance, Wikipedia, please cite your source rather than take credit for another's work.

Naming Convention
The title of each waymark should include the proper name of the person being commemorated (no nicknames), a spaced hyphen followed by the City and State so as to look like this: Name of Statue - City, State or Country. This is only a suggestion and should not prevent you from having fun or submitting a waymark to this category.
Example: Mark Twain - San Diego, CA

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You must have visited the site in person, not online.
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Statues of Historic FiguresThe Overlanders Of 1862 - Kamloops, BC

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This bronze statue of the Schubert family, members of the party which first settled the community of Kamloops, is mounted atop a square concrete plinth in a small plaza in front of the city hall of Kamloops.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAmandus Adamson - Tallinn, Estonia

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This statue of the artist Amandus Adamson can bee seen in the Kadriorg park, the most famous park in Estonia, located in Tallin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJaan Koort - Tallinn, Estonia

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This statue of the Estonian sculptor Jaan Koort can be found on the grounds of Kadrioru park, in Tallinn, capital city of Estonia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWalter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott - Edinburgh, Scotland

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This life-size statue of Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and 7th Duke of Queensberry is located on the Parliament Square in Edinburgh, Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresQueen Alexandra - Stepney Way, London, UK

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This slightly larger than life-size, bronze statue of Queen Alexandra is located on the south side of Stepney Way that runs through the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJosé María Córdova - Rionegro, Colombia

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José María Córdova, also known as the "Hero of Ayacucho", was a General of the Colombian army during the Latin American War of independence from Spain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Colombia

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresStanley K. Hathaway - Cheyenne, WY

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A statue that is located right across the street from the state supreme court.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresÉmilie Gamelin - Montreal, PQ, Canada

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A statue of social worker and founder of the Sisters of Providence, Émilie Gamelin, is located at street level in the covered entrance to the Berri-UQAM Metro Station in Montreal, PQ, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresDr. Norman Bethune - Montreal, PQ, Canada

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A statue of Dr. Norman Bethune, a gift from the People's Republic of China, is located in Norman Bethune Square at the intersection of Guy Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard West in Downtown Montreal, PQ, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJohn Muir - Martinez, CA

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A sculpture of John Muir in Martinez, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJames McGill - Montreal, PQ, Canada

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A statue of James McGill is located on the campus lawn of McGill University in Montreal, PQ, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresLouis Pasteur - Montreal, PQ, Canada

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A monument honoring Louis Pasteur is located in Place Pasteur on rue Saint-Denis in Montréal.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBust of Confucius - Locke, California

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A bust of Chinese philosopher Confucius in front of a Chinese school house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln Bust - Laramie, WY

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This statue is a bust of the 16th President, along the Lincoln Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: 8/29/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresMercy Otis Warren - Barnstable, MA

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A bronze statue of Mercy Otis Warren is located on the grounds of the Barnstable County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresRobert Frost - Amherst, MA

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A statue of famous American poet Robert Frost is located on the campus of Amherst College in Amherst, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresMarie Under - Tallinn, Estonia

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Marie Under was one of the most considered Estonian poets and this statue is located in front of the National Library in Tallinn

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresKarl Ernst Särgava - Tallinn, Estonia

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This interesting statue is located not far from the center of Tallinn, and it represents the Estonian writer Karl Ernst Särgava

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresCharles Rolls - Monmouth, Gwent, Wales.

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The memorial statue to the aviation pioneer Charles Rolls stands in front of the Shire Hall Monmouth. The 8 feet tall bronze statue was designed by Sir William Goscombe John, R.A. & the Plinth by Sir Aston Webb.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPhil Gaglardi - Kamloops, BC

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Gaglardi Square is a small plaza in downtown Kamloops commemorating the life of Phil Gaglardi, Pastor and politician extraordinaire, transplanted native of Kamloops.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJ F Frank Devendorf - Carmel, CA

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The bust of a local figure in a park that bears his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJoh. Peter Hebel - Schloßgarten Karlsruhe/Germany

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Büste von Johann Peter Hebel (* 10. Mai 1760 in Basel; † 22. September 1826 in Schwetzingen). Bust of Johann Peter Hebel (born May 10, 1760 in Basel; † 22 September 1826 in Schwetzingen).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresPedro Just Berrio - Medellin, Colombia

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This statue of Pedro Just Berrio is located in the center of a plaza named after him. He was the Governor of Antioquia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Colombia

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresCacique Nutibara - Medellin, Colombia

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This statue pays homage to pays homage to Indian Chief Nutibara.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Colombia

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresGuillermo Zuluaga “Montecristo” - Medellin, Colombia

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Guillermo Zuluaga “Montecristo” was a humorist from Antioquia, Colombia. He is perhaps the most famous Colombian comedian and humorist of the twentieth century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Colombia

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: never

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