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Queensbury in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This is "Porcellino"

 
 
This is "Porcellino" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 26, 2019
1. This is "Porcellino" Marker
Inscription.  
This is "Porcellino"
Created by 17th century Italian sculptor
Pietro Pacca

The original - there are only two other replicas in the world - sits in Florence, Italy, in a spot where most travelers pass as they leave the city. Legend has it that anyone who drops a coin and rubs Porcellino's nose will have good luck and will be sure to return to Florence. So - drop a coin, rub his nose, have good luck and be sure to return to Storytown: All proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society
 
Erected by Storytown (Now Six Flags Great Escape).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list.
 
Location. 43° 21.022′ N, 73° 41.495′ W. Marker is in Queensbury, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on the grounds of Six Flags Great Escape amusement park and is at the left immediately after passing through the entrance gates afoot. Touch for map
"Porcellino" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 26, 2019
2. "Porcellino" and Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1172 US Route 9, Queensbury NY 12804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Five Mile Run (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Comet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Believe It! The Comet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blind Rock (approx. 1.3 miles away); French Mtn. Hamlet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Military Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Col. Williams Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Colonel Ephraim Williams, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queensbury.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A replica of the sculpture in British Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Pietro Tacca - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Pietro Tacca
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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