Travelling in Alaska last year I discovered a very new staue/monument in Ketchikan that was a lot bigger than many I’ve seen before.
Called ‘The Rock’ it does just that – it honours the lives of citizens who formed the population of the town in the early years
‘The Rock’ was designed to honor in life-size 7-figures from Ketchikan’s past: Chief Johnson, The Logger; The Fisher, The Miner, The Aviator, A Native Elder Woman, and an Elegant Lady. The principle artists were David Rubin, Terry Pyles and Judy Rubin.
It sits on the dock close to the town centre near to where the cruise ships are moored
Salmon fishing and gold mining brought their forefathers there and this was a great way for the town to honour them
It is a lovely work of art and certainly brings home to visitors the sort of people who were the pioneers and early residents of Ketchikan
Do any of you have such memorials in your town?