Juneau in Juneau Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
Patsy Ann: her statue
Sculpted by Ann Burke Harris of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the statue was cast at the Shidoni Foundry in New Mexico. Bits of their own hair and pets’ fur were sent from all over the globe by those who fondly remembered Patsy Ann. Those tokens were pressed into the wax before the final brass casting, making the sculpture a “spirit piece.” In the tradition of the sculptor’s Lakota and Cherokee heritage, a spirit piece is believed to give the contributors’ spirits a bit of immortality.
When the sculpture arrived in Juneau in 1992, Princess Cruises hosted a reception and unveiling abord the Regal Princess. Cy Peck Jr., an Alaska Native spiritual leader, blessed the sculpture in the name of harmony and in the spirit of friendship between animals and humans. He prayed that the spirit will carry over into humans’ relations with one another. Please greet Patsy Ann as she greets you and, in leaving,
All proceeds from Friends of Patsy Ann activities are donated to the Patsy Ann Education and Scholarship Fund at the Gastineau Humane Society. The fund is dedicated to the achievement of new levels of understanding, respect, kindness and compassion.
Fifty years after her death, this bronze statue was installed on the docks and Patsy Ann once again became the Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska.
Location. 58° 17.918′ N, 134° 24.325′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Alaska, in Juneau Borough. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Marine Way. The Patsy Ann marker is located behind the statue on the boardwalk, directly adjacent to docked ships. You cannot see it from the street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256 Marine Way, Juneau AK 99801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard Rock Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); Archie Van Winkle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manila Square (about 300 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Nichlolas Russian Orthodox Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alaska Native Veterans Memorial USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alaska Juneau Mill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Juneau.
Regarding Patsy Ann: her statue. Patsy Ann was a deaf bull terrier who stole the hearts of the citizens of Juneau, Alaska in the 1930's. Her spirit lives on to this very day.
Also see . . . Patsy Ann: Famous Alaskan Bull Terrier. Juneau Mayor Goldstein dubbed Patsy Ann "Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska" in 1934. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.