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The Grand Griz - U of M - Missoula, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 51.606 W 113° 59.224
12T E 272321 N 5193950
Quick Description: There is a sign, just west of the bear in question, telling us of the large bronze grizzly placed at the west edge of The Oval, the centre of the campus. He has greeted students, faculty and visitors to the campus since his birth in 1969.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 8:51:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0J6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

In 1968 University of Montana alumni commissioned faculty artist Rudy Autio to sculpt UM'S mascot, The Grizzly Bear. From its location on the Ryman Memorial Mall, the beloved bronze landmark with the picturesque main hall as a backdrop greets visitors at the official entrance to campus. Surrounding the statue is Centennial Circle, whose bricks bear the names of UM alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.

The University of Montana Alumni Association

From the Plaque

Grand Griz

Name of statue: The Grand Griz

Name of creator: Rudy Autio

Material: Bronze

Date created: 1968

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

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