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There are at least three statues missing from the image above (excluding the red wolf rambles). Can you name them or their locations?
reading guy over by the nuclear reactor at state
devin beat me to it
Judge Ruffin, just off the sidewalk in the Court of Appeals foyer. Construction is presently obscuring it.
Copy of Canova’s Washington in the State Capitol rotunda. Original was burned in the fire that destroyed the previous state house.
Two of the statues in the image were sculpted by Gutzon Borglum of Mount Rushmore fame.
Anyone know which ones?
NCSU– I think the Charles B. Aycock statue and the Three Presidents are Borglum’s work
Aycock is (he’s the bald guy on the left next to the firefighter), but not the three presidents. Charles Keck designed them.
You’re warm, though.
Paul– Did you get the CSA soldier atop the Confederate Monument? I think I see the two from the lower level, but it’s hard to see if you got the third one.
OK… Henry Lawson Wyatt!
The presidents missing from the 3 presidents statue are Polk and Johnson (Andrew Jackson is on the horse).
You’re correct. Wyatt – the shiny one in the middle – is also a Borglum.
And I think I see all the Confeds: one is under the tobacco leaf, one is under “Charburger,” and one is stabbing the fireman in the bottom right corner!
Actually presidents Polk and Johnson are visible, just below George Washington and to the right of “shiny Wyatt,” respectively.
Lynne– NCSU beat me to it– you can just make out Polk framed by the Women of the Confederacy monument, Worth Bagley, and MLK; Johnson is peeking out from behind Henry Lawson Wyatt and the Indian princess.
NCSU– yeah, I think you’re right re: the Confederate soldiers. Devin (and ulayb) got one of the missing ones –the “strolling professor” on the NC State campus. That leaves two!
…unless the Canova statue and Justice Ruffin are them.
Damn! No wonder we had such a hard time getting to our first 100,000 population — only 3 out of every 28 people in Raleigh were female!
Tricky, tricky presidents! But, I suppose being tricky is a political requirement :)
OK – it’s Friday afternoon. When do we get the answers to the missing statues question?
Yo, what about the NC State wolfpack statue outside of Carter Finley Stadium. :-P
This is fun.
Well, I don’t know any of the answers but I got a heck of an amusing kick out of that photo. LOL I really wish there was a postcard like that, I’d send it to all of my family and friends!
NCSU – Paul is out of town until Wednesday – but you can expect the answers soon!
back in raleigh. back to the game.
all the confederate soldiers and all the presidents are in there.
the three missing statues on my list are-
1) amran shriners’ statue at their driveway entrance @11101 creedmoor rd, raleigh
2) reading guy (or strolling professor) @ nc state
3) the wolves in front of carter-finley stadium
they’ll be added and postcards will be printed.
wasn’t counting judge ruffin (in the court of appeals foyer) or the copy of canova’s washington in the state capitol rotunda since they’re inside statues.
Thanks Paul. That was fun. I actually thought about this yesterday because we drove by the Shriner guy on Creedmore Road coming back from Hillsborough and I wondered, “Could that be one?”
Is Ghandi in this montage. My eyes go all googly looking at this picture, but I don’t THINK I see him. He is behind Marbles, near the IMAX.
Nope…I do not see Ghandi either!
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