Ashland, Pennsylvania: Whistler's Mother statue

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Address:
Hoffman Blvd., Ashland, PA
Directions:
Borough of Ashland, SE of Bloomsburg, NW of Pottsville. Heading east, Rte. 61 turns right (going downhill) at the traffic light. Instead turn left (north) at that light (on the far side of the boulevard divider,), onto the uphill block of Hoffman Boulevard. She's straight ahead.
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Whistler's Mother statue
A severe, humorless, larger-than-life statue of Whistler's Mom. Inscription: "A mother is the holiest thing alive." Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Whistler's Mother. Whistler's Mother statue

Stopped here a couple of weeks ago during a trip to Centralia. The stone work on the steps and wall make it worth seeing. The statue isn't of a mother that you would run to when you needed comfort, but I believe it represents the time period it was designed in.

[Bigfoot & Squirrel, 10/14/2013]
Whistler's Mother statue and stairway. Mom-ument - Whistler's Mother statue

Granite steps actually are quite tall and go up several flights. There must've been alot of man-hours involved in cutting and setting so many stones. The interesting thing is this monument was slipped in right between two homes in a residential district. Steps lead up above the statue further up the hill, making me wonder where they went?

The town itself is cute and scenic. The view from the statue is a nice direct view down one of the large avenues. Not much else specifically to see in the small town though.

[May Snyder, 08/04/2008]
Monument to Mothers

Recently discovered the self-proclaimed only "Monument to Mothers" at the top of a hill in Ashland, Pennsylvania. It's on the way to Centralia (the town on top of the mine fire). It features a large statue "reproducing" Whistler's Mother at the top of a steep set of stairs, surrounded by a small park perfect for reflecting on the debt of gratitude owed to those who bore and raised us.

[VG569, 08/02/1998]

A required stop next to Centralia, town atop a burning mine fire.

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