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Old Posted Dec 12, 2006, 6:59 PM
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Location: Greenville, SC - "Birthplace of the light switch rave"
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From Asheville:

This sculpture has a name but nobody knows what it is. It's known, by everyone, as "that big metal tree at the Federal Building."

The Vance Monument, erected in 1897 to honor Zebulon Baird Vance, Civil War-era governor of North Carolina, born just north of town. A statue of Vance stands in the US Capitol, and he was known as an outspoken advocate of tolerance. Every year, the local Jewish congregations and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution lay a wreath on his grave in rememberance of that.

A very bad bronze copy of the gravestone angel that inspired the title of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel. The real marble deal is located in a cemetery in Hendersonville.

Statues at Biltmore House.

The 'Crossroads' station on the Asheville Urban Trail, in Pack Square. It honors the fact that Asheville was born as a tourist town when, from the 1790's up through the mid 1800's, farmers driving their livestock to market from Greenville, SC to Greeneville, TN found the city to be a convenient halfway place to stop and rest.

The 'Flat Iron' station on the Urban Trail. It stands at the base of the Flat Iron Building, and also marks the fact that the Asheville Laundry once stood nearby.

'Past and Promise' on the Urban Trail. This little bronze girl has become something of a city symbol. People like to dress her up. She's been found wearing a bra and a party hat after a downtown festival, and a coat when snow threatens.

The Grove Arcade Public Market. Meet the griffins, Roger and Ben.

I believe this is Roger. My monitor's kind of dark, so I can't read the plaque all that well.

Civil War monument.

'Continuum.' The first public sculpture placed downtown, in 1983.

The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in MLK Park.

Last but not least, the 'Appalachian Stage' station on the Urban Trail, on the little plaza in front of the Civic Center.

"To sustain the life of a large, modern city in this cloying, clinging heat is an amazing achievement. It is no wonder that the and women in Greenville walk with a slow, dragging pride, as if they had taken up a challenge and intended to defy it without end." -- Rebecca West for The New Yorker, 1947

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