Elk Rapids, Michigan: Big Swan Statue

Originally built as a float to carry Miss Elk Rapids. Why not an elk?

Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Address:
US Hwy 31, Elk Rapids, MI
Directions:
South end of town on US Hwy 31 next to Rotary Park in front of the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
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Giant Swan, Elk Rapids, Michigan. Elk Rapids Swan

Right in front of the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce building on US-31 is a 15 ft tall swan. It has seen better days but originally was built in 1966 as a float to carry Miss Elk Rapids in the Cherry Festival and Harbor Days parades. They even have a printed fact sheet providing a history of the swan.

[Jim Hejl, 08/02/2004]

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