Horse and Plough - Pouce Coupe, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 55° 42.897 W 120° 07.709
10U E 680378 N 6178091
Quick Description: As you ascend the hill entering Pouce Coupe, from the south, along Highway 2, there is a big welcome sign on the hill to the left and there are two large scrap metal sculptures a horse and a raging bull.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/17/2021 6:46:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM14RQR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Horse and Plough is made with scrap iron and is quite well done by local artist Garry Caldwell. Mostly there are flat metal pieces with an assortment of gears, cogs, horse shoes, pieces of chain and many other metal pieces.

I think this sculpture has been here for quite awhile as the metal has a nice patina and the wooden sign is difficult to read and looks aged.

Horse and Plough is quite large and near life size. The horse looks like a Clydesdale with it's large hooves. There are plough discs attached to back.

Scrap Iron Horse
and mannequin character
by Garry Caldwell
Pouce Coupe

Pouce Coupe
Pouce Coupe was incorporated as a village on January 5, 1932 with a current population of 792 residents. The village of Pouce Coupe is a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District and located 6 km southeast of Dawson Creek.

Its name likely comes from that of a Dane-zaa chief, Pooscapee, which early voyageurs rendered into the French name Pouce Coupé: Cut Thumb.

The Village of Pouce Coupe hosts the biggest party in the Peace every year on July 1st,celebrating Canada's birthday. The Village has held this celebration for more than 80 years.

The community was settled by European immigrant Hector Tremblay in 1898. After World War I homestead grants to returning soldiers created another wave of settlers and the community center moved to its present location in the early 1920s.

Pouce Coupe's main industries today are petroleum, agriculture, and tourism. Popular recreational activities in the area include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, and hunting. The village claims to be "the pioneer capital of the Peace Region".

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Horse and Plough

Figure Type: Animal

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

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

Materials used: Scrap Iron

Location: Near Welcome Sign

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