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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Brown Bear

 
 
The Brown Bear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 6, 2011
1. The Brown Bear Marker
Inscription.  
The Brown bear was originally cast in plaster by Eli Harvey. A fund raiser campaign to "put a hair on the bear" was led by Senator Theodore Francis Green Class of 1887, and resulted in the commission of a bronze sculpture in 1923, the bronze bear was dedicated at a ceremony on the campus during commencement.

For 65 years the bear stood in front of Marvel Gymnasium as a symbol of the strength, courage, and endurance of Brown University and her extended family, now, here on the college green the bear is re-dedicated to the Alma-Mater and to the Men and Women of Brown
 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicEducationSports.
 
Location. 41° 49.601′ N, 71° 24.172′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Waterman Street. Marker is on College green in front of 8 foot bear. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

Rear of The Brown Bear image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 6, 2012
2. Rear of The Brown Bear
This is a piece of slate rock on which Roger Williams landed when he came here in 1636, to hold forth his lively experiment of independence with strength and courage my his spirit live in Brown men.
. Hope College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Hall (about 300 feet away); Brown University Slave Trade Memorial (about 400 feet away); The First Official Residence of the President of Brown University (about 500 feet away); Horace Mann (about 700 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pembroke College Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Hopkins (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
The Brown Bear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 6, 2012
3. The Brown Bear Marker
The Brown Bear image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 6, 2011
4. The Brown Bear
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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