Bison (aka Buffalo)
Designer: Hugh Vassos (Melville, SK)
When Built: Before 1991
The bison was purchased by the Kinsmen Club of Melville and donated to the Regional Park.
This monument has seen its share of abuse. Its ball bag was shot off, its tail was broken off and stolen, it was spray painted, and holes were punched in its side and head.
It has recently been repaired by the person who created it, 74 year old Hugh Vasos, who donated his time so that it would be brought back to the way it was intended.
Hugh Vassos also created the Porcupine (Quilly Willy) in Porcupine Plain, SK.
That is me in the second photo.
Melville also features Prairie Lilies:
The following photo shows the placement of the lilies to the bison:
Information Source: Don Rathgeber , Chair of the Melville Regional Park
Picture Source: DMY