Big Beaver - Lee, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 17.835 W 073° 11.442
18T E 649144 N 4684365
Quick Description: The Big Beaver is located on Route 20, parallel to the Massachusetts Turnpike, in Lee, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2012 4:56:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZGH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Big Beaver is the mascot of Beaver Self-Storage, on Route 20 east of Exit 2 on the Mass Pike. The Big Beaver was commissioned in 1967 by Bob Carthy for Beaver Auctions and Appraisals, a family owned business. The work was created by his sister, Susan, who was then creating and successfully showing her hay sculptures.

Originally, the sculpture was simply a chicken wire frame filled with hay, which was placed on display in front of the business. Soon, the hay was spray-painted brown in hopes of halting deterioration.

When the Carty family opened the Beaver Self-Storage business on the property, the sculpture became the mascot. The Big Beaver was covered in concrete and displayed inside the property's fence to avoid vandalism. It remains there, sitting on a wooden farm wagon, for all to see.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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