Big Ole, Central Park, Alexandria, Minnesota
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|Location of Structure:||Central Park, on the south shore of Lake Agnes near the intersection of Kenwood Drive and Darling Avenue.|
|Stearns County, Minnesota|
|Architect or source of design:||Gordon Schumaker, sculptor|
|Moved from Location:||North end of Broadway Street, Alexandria, Minnesota|
|Current Function of Structure:||Statue/Monument|
1964-1965 construction and transportation to New York World's Fair. 1965 return to Alexandria, Minnesota to reside at the north end of Broadway Street. 2002 sculpture is moved to a rest stop of the Central Lakes Trail in Central Park.
Memories and stories
This statue marked the gateway to my grandparents and is one of my earliest childhood memories. I knew that when we got to the Viking, that there was only a half hour left to travel to grandma and grandpa's and there would be a hot meal and cookies waiting.