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A Signal of Peace - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 55.992 W 087° 37.887
16T E 447650 N 4642552
Quick Description: Represents a Sioux Chief on horseback, his right hand holding a spear pointed upward in a gesture of peace.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2008 12:38:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM41XM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 30

Long Description:
Sculpted by Cyrus E. Dallin in Paris in 1890 after he saw the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show there. He brought the statue back to Boston, eventually exhibiting at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Philanthropist (and Judge) Lambert Tree saw it at the Fair, acquired it and donated it to the City of Chicago, being placed at its present lakefront location in 1894.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: A Signal of Peace

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Cyrus E. Dallin

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: designed 1890, placed 1894

Materials used: bronze

Location: Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline, north of the entrance to Diversey Harbor, along bike trail

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