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The Great American Horse - Relocated to Orlando, Florida.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 28° 25.561 W 081° 27.913
17R E 454439 N 3144483
Quick Description: 'The Great American Horse' a highly stylized, 'weather vane inspired' bronze horse posed galloping towards International Drive, Orlando. The horse was relocated from the former Cypress Gardens theme park, in Lake Wales, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2014 10:59:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMKHM3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
The bronze sculpture 'The Great American Horse' is one of a series of three identical cast by Roy Shifrin, a renowned New York sculptor and artist.
The horse was first displayed in the former theme park 'Cypress Gardens' All the parks contents were sold, before the present owners bought the property, The Park is now LEGOLAND Florida.

"The horse was inspired by the traditional American weathervane horses that were used as weather forecasting tools in the 17th and 18th centuries. Originally located at Cypress Gardens, one of Florida’s original, leading theme parks, the horse was acquired by Orange County when Cypress Gardens closed and now stands at the entrance to the newer half of the Center." Text Source: (visit link)

Roy Shifrin Bio: (visit link)
Original Location: N 27° 59.482 W 081° 41.447

How it was moved: Wheels / Dolly / Truck

Type of move: City to City

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

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