Kit Carson - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.417 W 104° 59.256
13S E 501062 N 4398931
Quick Description: Kit Carson sits atop the Pioneer Monument in downtown Denver pointing the way west
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2010 12:56:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM8PVV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:
Located in Civic Center in downtown Denver, the Pioneer Monument Fountain and Smoky Hill Trail Monument (visit link) was a part of Mayor Robert W. Speer's participation in the City Beautiful movement (visit link) Renowned sculptor Frederick MacMonnies (visit link) was hired to design a fitting monument marking the end of the Smoky Hill Trail. MacMonnies originally planned on topping his pioneer fountain with a bronze Indian. Denverites took such offense to this that the Indian was replaced by a figure of Kit Carson.
Identity of Rider: Kit Carson

Identity of Horse: unknown

Name of artist: Frederick MacMonnies

Date of Dedication: 1911

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: The entire monument and fountain are full of Colorado and western symbolism

Position: One Hoof Raised

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