The Miner - Houghton, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 47° 07.288 W 088° 33.727
16T E 381509 N 5219845
Quick Description: The City of Houghton was built on the money from the copper mines, and the Mines were built on the sweat and blood of the copper miners.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 6:10:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMCG2J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 2

Long Description:
As you drive into town from the east you meet this miner head on. Walking with a purpose, he portrays the men from many country's that came to the cooper country in search of a better life. The statue is in excellent condition and appears to be well cared for, with no blemishes or deterioration noticeable. It serves as a worthy bridge between Michigan Tech, a college founded on mining, and Houghton, a town founded on mining.
TITLE: The Miner

ARTIST(S): Elizabeth Biesiot

DATE: 191979. Copyrighted 1979. Dedicated June 25, 1980.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS MI000502

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Franklin Park, US-41, east side of central business district, Houghton, Michigan


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
This statue is in excellent condition and no differences with the SAIS description were noted.


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