Whispering Giant #7 (Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh) - Dunkirk, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 29.178 W 079° 20.571
17T E 636192 N 4705103
Quick Description: This wood sculpture is located in downtown Dunkirk, NY in a small park along Lake Erie.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2006 6:48:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMWRT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member TubaTwo+Lou
Views: 128

Long Description:
The plaque at the base of the sculture reads as follows:

This wooden sculpture of an American Indian was created by Peter Toth of Akron, OH in two months time during the summer of 1973. It was carved from the lower trunk of a dead elm tree located near the corner of Fifth St and Park Ave. Upon completion the work of art was moved to this site where it was dedicated on Sunday October 21, 1973 and accepted on behalf of the City of Dunkirk by Mayor Clemens J. Lutz.

The sculptor donated his time, effort and resultant work of art to the city. Mr. Toth has created a number of other similar works throughout the county and hopes to eventually have one in each state of the union. He is an ardent champion for the cause of the American Indian, and stated his missino is to bring into focus in the minds of Americans everywhere, the plight of this nation's orginial citizens.
City: Dunkirk, NY

Description of Location:
Small park along the shores of Lake Erie.


Sculpture Name: Ong-Gwe-Ohn-Weh

Sculpture Number: 7

Year Dedicated: 1973

Type of Wood: Elm

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