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Large Tiger Statue

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Gainesville, Georgia

This tiger is eight feet tall, 14 feet long, and weighs over a ton. It was sculpted in 2013 by Greg Johnson -- who has claimed that it's the world's largest tiger statue (it isn't) -- and represents Brenau University's "Golden Tiger" mascot. It was paid for by Ike Belk, the 90-year-old former head of a department store chain, who never attended Brenau University but who liked its sports teams. Brenau reciprocated by giving Belk an honorary doctorate.

The tiger was later officially named "Lucille" for the wife of a former Brenau University president.

Also see: A Much Larger Tiger

Large Tiger Statue

Green St., Gainesville, GA
North side of downtown. In a small park on the east side of Hwy 60/Green St. at its intersection with Academy St. NW.
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