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#10 – CALOSTIMUCU - PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GoofyButterfly
N 26° 56.114 W 082° 03.199
17R E 395431 N 2979697
Quick Description: Carved 20’ tree trunk. Sculpture was commissioned in 1974 by Fred Babcock, then owner of the Holiday Inn, who had seen Toth's work in Georgia.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2006 5:27:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member TubaTwo+Lou
Views: 145

Long Description:
The sculpture itself features a dying bison on its back, an eagle with broken wings trying to take flight and the faces of a Native American man and woman. It was the 10th such statue Toth carved in what became a 20-year journey throughout the country; carving and donating at least one in each in all 50 states and a few in Canada. "The statue is not just to honor Native Americans; it's to represent all people who have suffered injustices," Toth said.
City: Punta Gorda, Florida

Description of Location:
Across the street from the Best Western, at the corner of U.S. 41 South and West Retta Esplanade.


Sculpture Name: CALOSTIMUCU

Sculpture Number: #10

Year Dedicated: 1974 and again 1/20/06

Type of Wood: The statue was carved from an "ear tree," (Enterolobium Cyclocarpum ) the wood of which Toth described to be much like mahogany.

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