City of Dryden, Ontario

Moose (Maximillion)
Max to his friends

Moose - Gerald Kornelsen
Designer: Elwin Palmer, a Past President of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce is credited as being creator

When Built: July 19, 1962

Dimensions:
Height: 18 Feet (5.5 Metres)
Weight: 4000 pounds
Antler span: 11 feet (3.4 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Steel and Concrete

Location:

Reason for Building:

Dryden has had a moose as a symbol for 50 years. It was decided that a 'Moosecot' would be a fitting symbol for the community.

Additional Information:

Maximillion was at one time anatomically correct, but vandalism was too great, so he is now "politically correct".

There is apparently a Friend to Max quiz, stories and poems about this statue.

Information Source: Barb Lyotier , manager Dryden District Chamber of Commerce

Picture Source: Gerald Kornelsen

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Created By DMY on March 15, 1999
Last Updated: August 28, 2001