On The War Trail - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.332 W 104° 59.323
13S E 500966 N 4398774
Quick Description: On the War Trail in Denver's Civic Center Park
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 7:09:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM30KD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 42

Long Description:

In the mid-1910s, at the request of Major Robert Speer (who was also Denver Mayor from 1904-1912 and 1916-1918), two large bronzes in Civic Center park were given to the city by two civic-minded Denver residents who wanted to leave lasting memorials of beauty to the city. In 1922, “On the War Trail” depicting an American Indian on a horse was presented to the city by Stephen Knight. Alexander Phimster Proctor was best known for his life-sized wild animal sculptures for the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. Proctor turned out a prodigious amount of work; statuatory for the Paris exposition and the Bronx Zoo, animals for Theodore Roosevelt's White House, the Princeton tigers, and the immortal mustang group at the University of Texas which has been called the greatest equine statue in the world. He was a friend and hunting companion of many notable Americans including Elihu Root, Gifford Pinchot, Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. (http://denver.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/1997/11/10/editorial3.html).

Name: On The War Trail

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name: Alexander Phimster Proctor

Date created or placed: 1922

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Denver's Civic Center Park area

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