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Legend of the Ozarks - Branson MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 38.539 W 093° 13.030
15S E 480587 N 4055216
Quick Description: This sculpture is at the southwest corner of Commercial and College, in the historic downtown Branson area.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2012 5:44:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMFPJA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Three figures, a young boy, a woman, and a man representing people of the Ozarks, are placed up against a wall of rocks known as Murder Rocks. At the front proper right of the sculpture, the young boy, dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, kneels holding a fishing pole with his proper left hand. At the center, the figure of woman with long hair, wearing a long dress, sits and quilts. At the proper left of the sculpture the male figure, dressed in bib overalls, an open-collared shirt, hat, and shoes, stands holding a fiddle in his raised proper left hand and a bow in his proper right hand. Water flows down the rocks behind the figures to a small pool at the back of the sculpture. The sculpture rests on a two-tiered rectangular base made of rocks.

Commissioned by the City of Branson. Copyright for sculpture transferred to City of Branson on July 17, 1990. The sculpture celebrates the Ozarks area with references to local recreation, cultural activities, and historical events. The figures stand in front of Murder Rocks where the legendary outlaw Alf Bolin supposedly hid to ambush travelers on the Springfield-Harrison Route. Inscription on plaque located in front of base reads: 1990/LEGEND OF THE OZARKS/ARTIST: TIM SMITH/CHOSEN BY PUBLIC JURY/SPONSORED BY:/CITY OF BRANSON/BRANSON ARTS COUNCIL/DOWNTOWN BRANSON BETTERMENT ASSOC."
TITLE: Legend of the Ozarks

ARTIST(S): Tim Smith

DATE: July 6, 1990

MEDIUM: Sculpture: stone; Base: limestone and locally gathered rock

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS MO000296

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Commercial & College in downtown Branson


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
No differences noted - exactly as described, and in pristine condition


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