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California Statues (page 5)

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Theodor Seuss Geisel
La Jolla, CA
This sculpture of Theodor Seuss Geisel is installed next to the Geisel Library at UCSD. Geisel, best known for writing Dr. Seuss children's books, was a major donor to the university. The life-sized bronze sculpture was created by Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, Geisel's stepdaughter. It was installed in 2004. The Cat in the Hat stands behind Geisel. There is another casting of the statue in Springfield, MA which was Geisel's birthplace. For more, see this website.

Tunaman's Memorial
San Diego, CA
The Tunaman's Memorial sculpture was created by Franco Vianello and dedicated in 1988. The 21 foot tall bronze sculpture is a tribute to the fishing industry which was based in San Diego Bay. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Harvest of Progress
Tracy, CA
This Harvest of Progress sculpture pays tribute to Tracy's railroad and agricultural heritage. The bronze sculpture was installed in 2013 in a roundabout downtown. It was designed by Rowland Cheney and is about 16 feet tall. The farmer and railroad conductor stand back to back. For more, see this website. [map]

Jedediah Smith
San Dimas, CA
This bronze sculpture of Jedediah Smith was created by Victor Issa in 1992. The explorer camped in San Dimas in 1826. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Father Junipero Serra
Hillsborough, CA
This Father Junipero Serra statue is 26 feet tall and made of concrete. It was created by Louis DuBois in 1976. The statue is located on a rest stop on the Junipero Serra Freeway. Serra was Franciscan missionary who founded a chain of Spanish mission churches on the California coast. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Desert Christ Park
Yucca Valley, CA
Desert Christ Park features more than 40 statues depicting scenes from Christ's life. The statues were created by Frank Antone Martin from steel-reinforced concrete. The park was dedicated in 1951. Many of the statues were damaged by an earthquake in 1992. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More California Statues:
Bigfoot (Happy Camp)
Alphy (Inglewood) [vintage; gone]
Taco Bell Boy (Irvine)

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