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Patsy Ann: her statue

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
1. Patsy Ann marker
Inscription. Fifty years after Patsy Ann met her last ship, admirers led by June Dawson organized the Friends of Patsy Ann. The group raised funds and commissioned a statue so Patsy Ann could once again greet visitors on the dock.

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 petsí 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 sculptorís Lakota and Cherokee heritage, a spirit piece is believed to give the contributorsí 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 humansí relations with one another. Please greet Patsy Ann as she greets you and, in leaving, carry the blessings of friendship throughout your lifeís journey.

All proceeds from Friends of Patsy Ann activities are donated to the Patsy Ann Education and Scholarship Fund at the
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
2. Patsy Ann statue
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. Touch for map. The Patsy Ann marker is located behind the statue on the boardwalk, directly adjacent to docked ships. You cannot see it from the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256 Marine Way, Juneau AK 99801, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 0.4 miles away); 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: her statue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
3. Patsy Ann: her statue Marker
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 . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Patsy Ann: Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Categories. AnimalsCharity & Public WorkNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Patsy Ann statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
4. Patsy Ann statue
Boat dock and boardwalk in the background.
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
5. Patsy Ann statue
Marker can be seen in the background, just over Patsy's shoulder.
Patsy Ann of Alaska book cover image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2012
6. Patsy Ann of Alaska book cover
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 33 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.
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