Tarpon - Port Aransas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 27° 50.189 W 097° 04.114
14R E 690208 N 3080585
Quick Description: Large fish in front of the Port Aransas Civic Center. The statue commemorates the Port Aransas Centennial in 1986.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2016 12:25:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMQZRM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
From Port Arnsas - South Jetty News Article

The seven foot bronze Tarpon is frozen in motion as it leaps from a pink granite jetty rock base.

Mayor Dale Bietendorf told the crowd that the tarpon was selected as the subject of the sculpture because the popular "silver king" was the main attraction in the community for over a century. He noted the name of the city was Tarpon before it was officially changed to Port Aransas in 1911."

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Tarpon

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Danny O'Dowdy

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 9/27/1986

Materials used: Bronze statue on granite base

Location: Civic Center

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