Miss Pocahontas statue, Pocahontas, IA
N 42° 43.964 W 094° 39.509
15T E 364233 N 4732469
Quick Description: The 25’ statue of Pocahontas keeps watch over this town of less than 2000 residents.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2011 6:24:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMAW6G
Published By: 3am
The 25’ statue of Pocahontas keeps watch over this town of less than 2000 residents. The representation of the famous Indian princess for whom the town was named was designed by W. C. Ballard; Marcell Moritz and Lowell Jensen were contractors for the project. It is constructed of painted wood, metal, and fiberglass and stands on a cement base. It was dedicated in 1956.
The connection between the Indian maiden and this small Iowa town is not clear. Pocahontas was the daughter of an Algonquian Indian Chief and came from the state of Virginia. She was credited for saving the life of Captain John Smith and for encouraging peaceful relations between the natives and English colonists. Her death as a young woman threatened the stability between the two groups.
The statue can be easily spotted on Hwy 3 at the east end of town.
URL of the statue: Not listed
You must have visited the site in person, not online.