Raven - Osoyoos, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.629 W 119° 18.414
11U E 331309 N 5431185
Quick Description: Raven is located on a Hwy. 3. There are 9 animal sculptures all within 3 km of each other. From Osoyoos the first is 16 km east from the bridge. From Bridesville 15 km west. All the sculptures are on public display and visited at any time.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/6/2014 8:09:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMMV1W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Raven is one of the smaller bronze sculpture placed by Osoyoos Mountain Estates at the entrances to their featured properties. Raven is very well executed and is displayed on large rocks. He is perched and one can see that he is watching to see what trouble he can cause to unsuspecting passersby. The sculpture was created by an unknown artist. We have passed these sculptures on several occasions and they were most likely placed about 2011.

The raven is a fierce and crafty bird which widely figures in native mythology as a mischief maker.

Ravens are similar to crows in appearance but larger, with comparatively heavier bills. Throat feathers are pointed and elongated, and the tail is wedge-shaped. Ravens also have low, hoarse voices compared to the higher-pitched caws of its cousin, the crow.

Source: Canadian Encyclopedia

"Osoyoos Mountain Estates, one of British Columbia’s foremost property developers in the popular and picturesque Okanagan Valley. One to four hectare (2.5 to 10 acre) lots are available for development in two unique subdivisions – Bighorn and Raven Hill. From panoramic views of Lake Osoyoos to sweeping vistas of the open valley, Osoyoos Mountain Estates’ development combines the best of both worlds: prime location in one of the country's most sought after areas and a climate that allows year round outdoor activities."

Osoyoos Mountain Estates are the registered owner of approximately 1,336 hectares (3,300 acres) of land located on Anarchist Mountain. Of those 1,336 hectares, over 750 (1,850 acres) have been set aside for conservation."

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Raven

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2011

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Hwy. 3

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