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I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat - Abilene, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 26.753 W 099° 43.954
14S E 431141 N 3590096
Quick Description: Relief Art on granite base in front of 1915 Taylor County Courthouse.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2019 6:08:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM112QR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Smithsonian Art Inventory

"A trapezoid-shaped, pink granite marker with a bronze plaque in the shape of Texas mounted on the front center of the marker. In the center of the plaque is a bas-relief of three male figures standing behind a wall in the Alamo. The figures are portraits of Edward, James and George Taylor. The figure on the left stands facing the wall. In his left hand he holds a rifle, the barrel of the gun rests on the ground. The center figure is kneeling on his left knee. He also faces the wall, his torso turned slightly to his right. In his right hand he holds a rifle. The figure on the right is standing in left profile, facing the other two. He is loading a rifle. His right leg is propped up on a step. The granite marker stands on a concrete base."

TITLE: I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat

ARTIST(S): Lincoln Borglum

DATE: 1955

MEDIUM: Bronze plaque on granite base

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS TX000805

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
301 Oak St / Abilene, TX 79602


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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