|Bear Statues (page 3)|
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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. [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.
|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]|
|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
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.
|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]
The Bear in Amarillo is located at Today's Style Too which has many other animal statues for sale. The bear is made of aluminum and might have been based on a fiberglass statue. [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
|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 is 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 is still there. [map]|
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]
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]
|Grumpy Bear's Retreat
|Grumpy Bear's Retreat features this concrete bear reclining while fishing.|
International Falls, MN
|This Smokey Bear statue stands 26 feet tall and is accompanied by two smaller cubs. This fiberglass statue was created by Gordon Displays in 1954. Smokey has been dressed in different shirts over the years. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]|
Great Root Bear
Great Root Bear
This wood-carved Smokey Bear statue is located in front of the Smokey Bear Restaurant. It has been there since at least 2007. Capitan has been associated with Smokey since 1950 when a badly burned bear cub was found after a forest fire in the nearby mountains. He was the original Smokey. For more, see this website. [map]
There is another statue inside the Smokey Bear Museum in town.
The A&W Great Root Bear character was introduced in Canada in 1974. The mascot wasn't used in the U.S. until later. I don't know how many of these statues were made but I don't think A&W is making them anymore. The only other locations that I know of that still have these statues are in Pine Island, MN (closed) and Wittenberg, WI. There is or was a similar statue in Bangkok, Thailand. [Lancaster map]; [Neillsville map]
Stoney Bear is a repainted A&W Great Root Bear statue. It stood in front of Stoneworks, a building materials business. The business was closed by 2016. Stoney is a little dirty now but he's still there. [map]
More Bear Statues:
Bear (Talkeetna, AK)
Smokey the Bear (Washington, DC)
Bear (Tamiami, FL)
Bear (Macon, GA)
A&W Great Root Bear (Greenwood, IN)
A&W Great Root Bear (Union City, IN)
Bear (Stilwell, KS) [map]
Bear (Haughton, LA)
Smokey the Bear (Kittery, ME) [map]
Bear (Union, MI)
Bull & Bear (St. Louis, MO)
Grizzly Bear (Missoula, MT) [map]
Grizzly Bear (Missoula, MT)
Grizzly Bear (Missoula, MT) [map]
Bears (Bigfork, MT)
Bear (Bear Grass, NC) [map]
Smokey the Bear (Raleigh, NC)
A&W Bear (Seaside Heights, NJ)
Smokey the Bear (Columbus, OH)
Topiary Bear (Sandy, OR)
Smokey the Bear (Timberline Lodge, OR)
Standing Bear (Bushkill, PA)
Bear Mouth Entrance (Pigeon Forge, TN)
Standing Bear (Pigeon Forge, TN)
Bear (Emporia, VA)
Bear (Barrackville, WV)
Bear (St. Albert, AB)
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