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Winning the Iron Shirt - Loveland, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 40° 24.673 W 105° 04.383
13T E 493802 N 4473402
Quick Description: Soaring 25'3" high, this piece is on a busy road adjacent to the cemetery. The topic is brutal, as one man has just killed another for a piece of armor.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 3:20:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMN3VT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Many times over, shirts of Spanish mail armor found their way out of Mexico and into the hands of North American Indians. It is reported that, either as spoils of war or in trade, one got as far north as the Blackfoot on the Canadian border. Grinnell tells of a Pawnee (Carries His Shield In Front) taking an Iron Shirt from the "invincible" (Resting On A Cloud) Southern Cheyenne.

As the story arranged itself in my mind, only the final victory would tell the tale as I envisioned it. For me, this piece takes me to the brink of poor taste. There is a dead man here. I don't like to show blood. If the viewer chooses to imagine blood, he can. But, I feel death must be presented, in this piece, in the form of repose. This is a triumphant theme. The posture and the yell to his victorious comrades combine to show the exuberance, the exhilaration of victory." (from (visit link) )

This monument is on a very busy street (Hwy 287) in town, so be careful when visiting. It is illuminated at night.
Sector of the workforce: Warrior

Created or Donated by which group: Fritz White

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