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A Wood Sculpture at Lake George NY

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When:
September 14, 2017 all-day
2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
2017-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Lake George
NY 12845
USA

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A Wood Sculpture at Lake George NY

More Sculpture? More Statue?

During these times of Iconoclasts taking down Statues?

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That leads us to a sculpture recently completed there at Lake George..
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This sculpture is of Indians in a canoe with Ranger Robert Rogers.
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This wooden statue unveiled Sept 14, 2017 might last.
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Or not.
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Read about this wood sculpture?

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 The following text is from link below.

http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20170917/NEWS/170919831
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Stark [ the sculptor ] worked

on the $100,000 project

from mid-May to early September

when it was picked up,

put on a trailer

with a front-end loader

and moved to the lake front.

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Throughout the summer, many people stopped in amazement to admire the sculpture as it took shape at Stark’s work site on Route 9, just north of the village.
http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20170917/NEWS/170919831
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It took the Oregon wood carver five tries before he found the right tree for a 24-foot French and Indian War-era sculpture that was unveiled Thursday on Beach Road.
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The lifesize piece depicts Major Robert Rogers in the bow of a canoe, along with five Mohican indians.
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“Finding the right tree, that was the hard part, plus all the rain this summer,” Stark said.
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About 60 people turned out for the dedication … at the lake Walkway near Fort William Henry, the site of some of the French and Indian War’s most famous battles.
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Local Effort !!
Nearly a dozen local families and businesses contributed $5,000 each toward the effort, which was completed with many smaller donations, as well as $10,000 each from the town and village of Lake George. Fundraising was spearheaded by Lake George residents Rod and Kim Cornelius, whose son, Tyler, helped Stark with some of the sculpture’s detailed work.

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March 24, 2017 article

Art and history to merge in a life-size sculpture on the Lake George Lakefront Walkway

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Click on all pictures to enlarge.

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Gary Zaboly made this in 1991 for an annotated journal of a British Artillery Officer submitted to the Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga (Vol. XV, No. 5 1883)

Lake George NY

is the site of Indians

eviscerating White Prisoners

to the horror

of their French allies

watching helplessly,

knowing there’s going to be

payback by the British.
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Read about that atrocity?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William_Henry

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Our Jeffrey Amherst and James Wolfe and Admiral Boscawen gained fame in “reducing” the fortress of Louisbourg.

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They didn’t forget those atrocities at Lake George the year before.
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Read about that Seige of Louisbourg?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Louisbourg_(1758
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Total capituation was demanded, because of that atrocity at Lake George.
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Gary Zaboly made this in 1991 for an annotated journal of a British Artillery Officer submitted to the Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga (Vol. XV, No. 5 1883)

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Amherst, Wolfe, Boscawen honored by James Wood forever in our Winchester Streets for the successful Siege of Louisbourg.

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Those 3 leaders when considering victory terms,  remembered the atrocity suffered by the British at Lake George.
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Read about that additon of streets in 1758 by James Wood?
http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/wolfe-street-winchester-va/
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So that’s the connection between Winchester and the Seige of Louisbourg and Lake George NY.

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