Bear Statues (page 3)

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Afton, WY
These Bear and other sculptures are installed in front of the Mountain Valley Gallery. They were created by Jonathan the Bear Man whose work is also displayed inside the store. I don't know if the sculpture of the bear looking through the window was inspired by the Big Blue Bear in Denver, CO described above. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Old Ephraim
Montpelier, ID
Alamosa, CO
Kenwood, CA
This sculpture of Old Ephraim represents a notorious grizzly bear that lived from around 1911-1923. The 10-foot-tall bear became famous for killing sheep in northern Utah. He was killed by an Idaho sheepherder at this site. This stone statue was created by Jonathan the Bear Man. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This bronze sculpture of Mose was commissioned by Adams State College. It was created by Jim Gilmore and installed on the campus in 2006. The grizzly bear is the college's mascot. The sculpture is 12 feet tall. Mose was ferocious grizzly bear that was killed around 1904. [map]

This 28-foot-tall Bear sculpture in Kenwood was installed in front of the St. Anne's Crossing Winery in 2022. It was created by Bryan Tedrick from recycled steel from the Soda Rock Winery which was destroyed by a fire in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

Big Bear
Indio, CA (now Coachella, CA)
The Big Bear sculpture was created by Don Kennell in 2015 for the Coachella Music Festival. The grizzly bear is 20 feet tall and made of steel plates. The bear holds a swing in his left hand. He held a disco ball lantern in his right hand originally. The sculpture was located at the El Dorado Polo Club when these photos were taken in 2017. It was soon thereafter moved to Shady Lane Park in Coachella. For more, see this website. [map]

Teddy Bear
Luxemburg, WI
Teddy Bear
Kansas City, MO
The Teddy Bear statue in Luxemburg stands in front of Deb's Daycare. These photos are from 2011. By 2013, the bear's sweater had been painted blue. The daycare was gone by 2023 but the bear is still there without the round sign. [map]

The Teddy Bear statue in Kansas City is displayed at the American Jazz Museum. It was most likely part of a 2002 "March of the Teddy Bears" art project when 150 statues were displayed around the city.

Teddy Bears
Dallas, TX
These Teddy Bears were created by Jerry Williams of Barre Sculpture Studios and installed in Lakeside Park in 1995. They are carved from granite. For more, see this website. [map]

Teddy Bears
Tyler, TX
This pair of Teddy Bears are installed at the Children's Park which opened in 2004. The granite Bears where created by Jerry Williams who made the ones in Dallas shown above. [map]

More Teddy Bear Statues:
FAO Schwarz (Orlando, FL) [gone]
Teddy Bear Park (Stillwater, MN)
Vermont Teddy Bear (Shelburne, VT)

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
The black bear is the University of Central Arkansas's mascot. This rather crude, concrete bear was built around 1950. It is painted purple which is the school's color. The statue was the subject of vandalism by rival schools who painted the statue with their own colors. Therefore, this statue has many layers of paint. It is installed next to Bear Hall. The bear holds an open book between his paws.

I believe this carved wooden bear is from the late 1990s. It is installed in a building next to the stadium.

The small bronze bear appears to be modern.

Black Bear
Northome, MN
Willie's [gone]
Harrisville, MI
Owosso, MI
Dallas, GA
Amarillo, TX
Bear and Bigfoot
St. Petersburg, FL
The carved wood Black Bear in Northome has been downtown since at least 1995. It is about 15 feet tall. Northome is known as the Big Bear Capitol and holds an annual Bear Fest. [map]

This carved wooden Bear at Wigwam Willie's had mechanical paws with guns that moved up and down. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the business and statue were gone.

The Bear in Owosso stands next to the Owosso Carpet Center. The statue was installed by the carpet store that was here previously. It is cemented in place to prevent it from being stolen for pranks. The bear was wearing an apron and chef's hat for Father's Day when this photo was taken in 2011. The store dresses him in different outfits throughout the year. In 2005, a naming contest was held. The bear was named Oliver after James Oliver Curwood, a famous author from Owosso. This type of bear statue is usually found at mini golf courses. [map]

This fiberglass Bear statue in Dallas was previously located at Magic Forest in Lake George, NY. It is now located at Atlantis Plumbing. [map]

The Bear in Amarillo is located at Today's Style Too which has many other animal statues for sale. The aluminum bear was created with a mold which was based on the vintage fiberglass versions. [map]

The Bear and Bigfoot in St. Petersburg were installed around 2018 in front of the Gator's Corner thrift store. [map]

West Yarmouth, MA
(now South Yarmouth, MA)
Foley, AL
Bear Cub?
Fort Myers, FL
Martin, a concrete grizzly bear statue, was created by T.J. Neil in 1975. Neil was a local artist that produced many statues for mini golf courses and other businesses. This nine-foot-tall bear statue was located in front of the ZooQuarium which was originally known as the Aqua Circus. There was a dolphin statue located there as well. These photos are from 2011. The ZooQuarium closed in 2013 but the statue was still there. In 2017, the statue was moved down the road to Yarmouth Country Cabins. [map]

These Bears in Foley are located at Hood's Home Center which has been selling concrete architectural products, statues, pots, furniture, etc. at this location since at least 2008. [map]

This statue appears to be a Bear Cub wearing a Brodie helmet or doughboy helmet which were worn by soldiers during World Wars I and II. I assume that this statue represents a cartoon character and it appears that he held a flag. Does anyone know what character he represents? He was probably built by John Domanski who created the two rooster statues which are also displayed in front of his property. All three statues have been there since at least 2008. [map]

Bear [gone]
Downington, PA
Mother Bear
Tulsa, OK
Weaverville, CA
Bear Fountain
Berkeley, CA
The Bear sculpture in Downington is located at the entrance of Firecreek Restaurant & Bar. This photo is from 2010. Firecreek closed in 2013. Stella Rossa Ristorante opened soon after that and was renamed Barra Rossa in 2014. The bear statue is gone.

The chainsaw wood-carved Mother Bear statue in Tulsa was created by Clayton Cross. It stands in front of the John Knox Presbyterian Church in tribute of Chelsea Rose Murphy. [map]

The chainsaw wood-carved Bear statue in Weaverville is installed in front of the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

This Bear Fountain was built in 1911. It was destroyed in 1958 when it was hit by a truck. It was recreated in 1996. The bears were decorated for the Christmas/Hanukkah season when these photos were taken in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Berkeley, CA
This 10-foot-tall, cast bronze Bear sculpture is known as "Sturdy the Bear." It was created by Douglas Van Howd in 1996. It is installed in front of the California Memorial Stadium and the University of California at Berkeley. The school's sports teams are known as the California Golden Bears. [map]

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