Akron, Ohio: Peter Toth's First Indian HeadOne of Pete Toth's tree-carved Indian head sculptures. Pete has erected at least one in every state, but his very first was in Sand Run Park in Akron.
- 65 N Meadowcroft Dr, Akron, OH
- On SR 18, west of Frank Blvd., in front of the Judith A Resnik Elementary School.
Visitor Tips and News About Peter Toth's First Indian Head
The Indian Head has been in this spot since sometime in the early 1980s. There was a full sized one in Sand Run Metro Park for years, but some pranksters took a chainsaw to it and it was destroyed. I was a student at Fairlawn when the artist was working on it. The school has since been torn down and rebuilt and is now the Judith Resnick Learning Center.[Robyn, 06/12/2008]
I saw the artist hacking great chunks out of the statue. The local paper reported that insects had done so much damage that special foam would be used as filler. I passed by the statue several times and it looked like most of the repairs were done to the back and bottom part.[Connie LaCook, 10/29/2003]
In Fairlawn, off of Interstate 77, a suburb of Akron, there is a giant Indian Head, carved from wood, beautiful, at least 30' high. It is located on the main road through that area, close to a Super K-Mart. I think it may be in front of a university or art school, can't miss it on main road.[shwabogy, 02/03/2002]