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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

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
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Statues of Historic FiguresWinfield Scott Memorial - Scottsdale, Arizona

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This statue honors Winfield and Helen Scott, and Maude the mule, founders of Scottsdale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAlexandre Gendebien - Brussels, Belgium

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Alexandre Gendebien was a lawyer in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and later Belgium, where he also became minister of Justice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 7/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln - Washington, DC

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This sculpture is located in the Museum portion of Ford's Theater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/3/2015

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresJim Hill - Scottsdale, Arizona

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This statue honors Jim Hill for his volunteer efforts in support of baseball and youth projects in Scottsdale, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/3/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresSir Samuel Leonard Tilley - St. John, NB, Canada

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A monument to one of the Fathers of Confederation, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, is locate on the wet side of King's Square in St. John, New Brunswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdna St. Vincent Millay - Camden, Maine

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This statue of Edna St. Vincent Millay is in Harbor Park that overlooks Camden and the islands in Penobscot Bay. It is believed this was the location that inspired her poem: Renascence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresClive of India - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain.

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Robert Clive was a soldier and statesman famously associated with British power in India. A statue of Clive who was Member of Parliament & Mayor, stands in the Market Square in the heart of Shrewsbury, West Midlands, UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresOldrich Blazek - Rajec-Jestrebi, Czech Republic

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CS: Busta Oldrich Blazek // EN: Bust of Oldrich Blazek

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWinston Churchill - Halifax, NS, Canada

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A massive statue of Winston Churchill is located outside the Spring Garden Road Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresColumbus - Bremerhaven, Germany

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Statue of Columbus in front of the Columbus-Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dajumaro

location: Bremen, Germany

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: 6/20/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresGeorge C. Page - Los Angeles, CA

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A bust of George C. Page sits inside the lobby entrance of the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/23/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBust of Rodin - Los Angeles, CA

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Aguste Rodin was a famous French sculpture at the turn of the century. Today, a bust of him is located on the grounds of the LACMA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresAbraham Lincoln - Washington, DC

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This sculpture is located in the Museum portion of Ford's Theater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresTom Hernandez - Del Mar, CA

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Tom Hernandez was an actor who became famous locally for playing the role of Don Diego at the San Diego County Fair for nearly four decades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 8/21/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresSamuel Cunard - Halifax, NS, Canada

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A monument honoring shipping magnate Samuel Cunard is located in the Halifax Seaport District near Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 6/22/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresQuintin Hogg - London, UK

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This monument is located near the BBC Broadcasting House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: 6/22/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresDred and Harriet Scott Statue - St Louis MO

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Statue of Dred and Harriet Scott outside the Jefferson Expansion Musuem and Old Court House where they filed suit for their freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresBenedikt Fontana - Chur, GR, Switzerland

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A memorial to the national hero of Graubünden Benedikt Fontana in Chur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Graubuenden (GR), Switzerland

date approved: 6/18/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresEdward JENNER - Boulogne sur mer - France

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Statue en hommage à Edward JENNER et William WOODVILLE

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: 6/15/2015

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Statues of Historic FiguresWigard z Powsina herbu Ciolek - Powsin, Poland

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The bronze statue on the churchyard of St. Elisabeth Church in Powsin depicts Wigard z Powsina herbu Ciolek, co-founder of 1st church in Powsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresNathan Hale - Washington, D.C.

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Nathan Hale was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: 8/27/2014

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Statues of Historic FiguresBozenka Skrabalkova - Tisnov, Czech Republic

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CS: socha Bozenka Skrabalkova // EN: Figurative Public Sculpture of Bozenka Skrabalkova

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/11/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresJan Amos Komensky - Tisnov, Czech Republic

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CS: Busta Jan Amos Komensky // EN: Bust of Jan Amos Komensky

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/11/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresTadeusz Kosciuszko

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The statue of the famous independence fighter of both Polish and American nations. The statue is made of bronze, on the high marble foundation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 6/10/2015

last visited: never

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Statues of Historic FiguresWillem van Tongeren - Vaassen NL

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Statue of a famous peddler named Willem van Tongeren standing on the Dorpsstraat near the Church in Vaassen, The Netherland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: never

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