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Got any idea where this somnambulistic statue stands?



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Where in the Hudson Valley…?

 

Wooden Wise Guy

 

 

This bohemian bloke, who stands guard overlooking the main street of a local village, represents a fictional, yet world-famous, legend of the Hudson Valley. Commissioned in 1998, the statue was created by Purling artist Hal MacIntosh, who spent several (sleepless?) days crafting this folksy fellow with a chainsaw and a solid piece of white pine. MacIntosh is fond of the guy — he’s made two dozen statues of him, and several are sprinkled throughout the Valley.

 

Do you know who this is a statue of, and where in the Hudson Valley it is? If you do, e-mail us at edit@hvmag.com. The first person to correctly answer both questions wins a small prize. Check next month’s issue for the answer, and to learn why folks in this village thinks the statue perfectly represents their blossoming town.

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