Waupun, Wisconsin: End of the Trail

The trail didn't end in eastern Wisconsin, but that's where this twice-life-size copy of James Earle Fraser's famous statue ended up.
Address:
401 N. Madison St., Waupun, WI
Directions:
In Shaler Park, visible from the road, on the west side of CR-M/N. Madison St. From US Hwy 151 take exit 146, drive west one mile on E. Main St., then turn north onto N. Madison St.
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End of the Trail. End of the Trail statue

The first commissioned casting of James Earle Fraser's famous "End of the Trail" sculpture stands at Shaler Park in Waupun. It's pretty darned big! If you want to see the famous sculpture without going all the way to Oklahoma to see the original, this is your chance. Waupun bills itself as The City of Sculpture, with a number of cast bronzes scattered around town and a lovely Loredo Taft angel in the cemetery next to Shaler Park.

[Katie Kintner, 08/19/2012]

A nearby historical marker notes that the twice-life-size statue was purchased for the city in 1929 by millionaire resident Clarence Shaler, "inventor of the hot patch."

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