Colorado Statues

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Denver, CO
Steve Canyon
Idaho Springs, CO
Thomas Jefferson
Denver, CO
This Gnome statue was installed in front of the Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe & Brewery around 2020. There are at least a half dozen of these statues on display around the country, including this one in Denton, TX. [map]

This Steve Canyon statue was installed here in 1950 as a tribute to the service men and women of World War II. The statue is about nine feet tall and was carved from limestone. Canyon was a comic strip Air Force hero. In 2017, the statue was moved to Courtney-Riley-Cooper Park. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This statue of Thomas Jefferson has been installed in front of theIndependence Institute since 2012. He holds the Declaration of Independence. [map]

Idaho Springs, CO
This Miner statue stands in front of a house. It has been there since at least 2001. The statue's right hand and part of his left arm have been missing since 2005. He originally held a pickaxe in his left hand and maybe a lantern in his right hand. I'd love to know anything about this statue. Just a few months after these 2023 photos were taken, the statue had fallen over. I don't know if it will be stood back up. For more, see this website. [map]

Boulder, CO
Gold Prospector
Denver, CO
This Miner sculpture is installed in front of the Boulder County Courthouse. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

This Gold Prospector statue is 12 feet tall and made of copper. The "Old Prospector" was created by Alphonse Pelzer in 1891. The statue was modeled after John William Straughn. It was originally installed on top of the Mining Exchange Building. It was moved to street level around 1963 when the building was demolished. For more, see this website. [map]

Neptune [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Cripple Creek, CO
Westcliffe, CO
This statue of Neptune was installed on the roof of Neptune's Lakeside Cafe when this photo was taken in 2012. The restaurant has closed and I assume that this sign is gone.

This Miner statue is installed in front of the Brass Ass Casino which opened in 2005. [map]

This Lumberjack is located next to the Sangre de Cristo Gallery. [map]

South Fork, CO
Coal Miner
Walsenburg, CO
This Lumberjack sculpture is 24 feet tall and is entitled "Biggin". It was carved from a log by Ron McDowell in 1987. The Lumberjack is installed in front of the Hungry Logger restaurant. [map]

This Coal Miner is about eight feet tall and was carved from wood by Walter Way. In 2006, another miner statue was installed in Walsenburg at the Mining Museum. [map]

Sumo Wrestler
Longmont, CO
This Sumo Wrestler statue was installed in front of Sumo Sushi & Grill in 2018. [map]

Sleeping Giant
Denver, CO
This Sleeping Giant is located at Bear Creek Park, aka Sombrero Hat Park. The concrete sombrero functions as a slide for children. It was built in the mid-1970s. The knees and cowboy boot were added in 2009. [map]

Bedrock USA
Cripple Creek, CO
This Bedrock USA sculpture group of Flintstones characters is located on private property. There are also several dinosaur sculptures here that were apparently created by the same person. [map]

Alice in Wonderland
Englewood, CO
This Alice in Wonderland sculpture group is installed in Samson Park next to the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. The bronze sculptures were produced by Harry Marinsky in 1994.

Olympic Strength
Colorado Springs, CO
This 35-foot-tall, bronze sculpture is entitled Olympic Strength. It was created by Jon Hair and installed in 2005 at the United States Olympics Training Center. The four figures holding up the globe represent a white woman, an African-American man, a paralympic man, and an ancient Greek Olympian. A smaller version was installed in Edmond, OK in 2014. The bottom row of photos above shows the sculpture that is next to the Olympic Strength sculpture. There was no plaque and I can't find anything about it online. Does anyone have any info about it? For more, see this website. [map]

Humpty Dumpty statues
Colorado Springs, CO
These bronze Humpty Dumpty statues are located downtown. They are three feet tall and were created by Kimber Fiebiger. The first one was installed in 2002 as part of the Art on the Street program. Others have been added over the years. Fiebiger has also produced these statues for other cities, including one in Mesa, AZ. [map]; [map]

More Colorado:
Robin Hood (Colorado Springs)
St. George the Dragonslayer (Crested Butte)
Jesus Christ (Grant)
Bart Simpson, Pinocchio & Geppetto, and Popeye (Platteville)
Miner, Labor Organizer, and Canary (Trinidad)

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