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Whispering Giant #40
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member li1gray
N 61° 07.865 W 146° 21.065
6V E 534952 N 6777561
Quick Description: Alaska's Whispering Giant in Valdez Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 9:58:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMCGDA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S and B C
Views: 13

Long Description:
This carving is in Valdez Alaska
The plaque on the base of the carving reads:
Peter Toth is best known as a "humanitarian" artist with a dream to honor the American Indian. Peter, his hands poised with hammer and chisel, has traveled throughout America for over 20 years fulflling a mission to create his personal gifts of heroic monuments. These Whispering Giants stand 20 to 40 feet tall honoring Native American.

Since the beginning his mission in 1971, Peter has completed more then 70 whispering Giants in all 50 states, canada and Hungary. Peter's giant statues are prominetly displayed in parks, on museum grounds, Indian Reservations, Interstate Welcome Centers, and Library and courthouse lawns. The smaller statues that Peter creates at his studio have funded his travels and are collected by museums, corporations and most often by everyday collectors.

Artist: Peter "Wolf" Toth
Height: 30 ft
Width: 10 Ft
Medium: Wood - Sitka Spruce
Weight; 85,000 lbs
Completed: October, 1981
Indian statue #40

Please post your comments and impressions of the statue after visiting it. As always it is nice to see the different pictures of those that visit it, especially in the winter as this location gets LOTS of snow!
City: Valdez

Description of Location:
Located on the grounds of the Prince William Sound Community College. Near the Student Housing area.

Sculpture Name: Trail of Whispering Giants

Sculpture Number: 40

Year Dedicated: 1981

Type of Wood: Sitka Spruce

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