As I surfed around the world looking at all your blogs, I felt somewhat dismayed that St. Paul had so few public monuments and statues, that is, until I really looked! In addition to the wooden carvings from fallen trees, our city has a respectable number of public art monuments and statues that I will continue to share with you.! (Now, all you people from around the world, don't fall all over yourself laughing when you see the dates that I post! We just don't have the ancient history as you do, but we're still interesting!!) Want to see more of The Source? Click here.
"The Source"-Artist: Alonzo Hauser
Location: Rice Park, 5th and Market Streets
"This sculpture of a young woman, located in the fountain of Rice Park, was created in 1965 and was donated by the Women's Institute of Saint Paul.
A plaque states:
"'The Women's Institute of Saint Paul dedicates this beautification of Rice Park to the Pioneer Spirit depicting the source of cultural, political, educational and natural resources in our area.'"
The statue symbolizes the city's historical past with the contemporary spirit of the day. (St. Paul Parks and Recreation)"