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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wild Boar

 
 
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By Ava Crawford Benton Arkansas, May 23, 2021
1. Wild Boar Marker
Inscription.  This bronze is one of four replicas of the famous Wild Boar of Florence located at the entrance of the Straw Market in that Historical Italian City. The original was carved in marble by the Greeks before the time of Christ. Later the Romans made a copy which is now in the Uffizi Gallery. In 1857 the Italian Artist Benelli cast it in bronze which is now located in Kansas City. This Bronze is the work of Joseph Richard Adams commissioned in 1974 by the Sertoma Club of Little Rock and completed in 1975. In Little Rock as in Florence, The coins are given for the benefit of children.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 34° 44.822′ N, 92° 19.812′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is on Zoo Drive half a mile south of Fair Park Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Zoo Dr, Little Rock AR 72205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Heights • A History (approx. 1.7 miles away); Arkansas Statehood Centennial (approx. 2.3 miles
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By Ava Crawford Benton Arkansas, May 23, 2021
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away); "Testament" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 2.3 miles away); Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); To The Confederate Women of Arkansas (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Steele (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
More about this marker. Also on the front of the bronze is this marker Floyd W. Sharp Memorial presented by Little Rock Sertoma Club to The Little Rock Zoo, Contribution received go to improve the Little Rock Zoo for the benefit of visiting children. Also wish good fortune for your children and the children who visit the Little Rock Zoo
Rub his nose, drop a coin.
 
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By Ava Crawford Benton Arkansas, May 23, 2021
3. Wild Boar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Last updated on May 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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