Town of Wainwright, Alberta

Bison

Bison © 1999 David Yanciw
Designer: Heiko Hespe

When Built: 1965

Dimensions:
Height: 10 Feet (3 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass and Concrete

Location:
South side of Highway 14 in middle of town

Reason for Building:

"From 1908 - 1940, Wainwright was home to Buffalo National Park which was established to preserve the endangered bison. During this time, over 48,000 bison were produced in the Park. This monument was erected in memory of these magnificent animals."

Additional Information:

Heiko Hespe also created the Mountie and Horse in North Battleford, SK.

Information Source: Town of Wainwright, Alberta and http://www.info.ede.org/amenities/attractions-albertanorth.html

Pictures Sources: DMY

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Created By DMY on October 1, 1998
Last Updated: September 17, 2001