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Two Brothers - Boys Town, NE
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team 57
N 41° 15.662 W 096° 07.970
14T E 740192 N 4571700
Quick Description: Iconic Two Brothers statue representing Boys Town.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 8:06:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM9A2Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 6

Long Description:
The six-foot statue is of an older brother carrying his younger brother on his back. It is mounted on three-foot green marble platform inscribed with the Girls and Boys Town motto "He ain't heavy, Father ... he's m' brother." It also has the following inscription, "Dedicated to helping all youth realize their full potential for God, self, and society." It is in the middle of a round-a-bout in front of the Hall of History museum.

According to wikimapia, the inspiration for one of Girls and Boys Town's most famous symbols came from a drawing Father Flanagan saw in a 1941 "Ideals" magazine. Father wrote to the magazine and received permission to use the drawing of an older brother carrying his younger brother on his back.

In 1977 Italian sculptor Enzo Plazzotta was commissioned to create a modern version of the statue. From his clay model, five bronze castings were made at the Mariani foundry in Piestrasanta, Italy.

Three of the statues are located on the Girls and Boys Town campus and one at the Boys Town National Research Hospital.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Two Brothers

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Enzo Plazzotta

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1977

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Boys Town Campus

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