Alpena, Michigan: Big Bald Eagle Head

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Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Address:
491 Johnson St., Alpena, MI
Directions:
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. Northwest edge of the city. From US Hwy 23 turn east at the stoplight onto Johnson St. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left into the parking lot of the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. You'll see the sculptures out front.
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Big Bald Eagle Head
Big and pugnaciously fearsome, with an appropriately steely gaze. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/18/2018]

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Big Bald Eagle Head.

Big Bald Eagle Head

He is in front of the Alpena Community College. on the north side of the road. A bit out of place there, but he looks safe and was still really shiny.

[Ducks5921, 09/17/2018]

Metal eagle.

Stainless Steel Eagle

Made by Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works, this sculpture has recently been moved away from the Onaway courthouse due to vandalism.

[Shannon, 07/29/2007]

May 2008: The eagle head is reported relocated in Alpena, MI on Johnson Street near US-23.

Stainless steel eagle head.

Stainless Steel Eagle head

I took this picture a few years ago when the large eagle head was in front of the Moran Iron Works in Onaway and wondered what it was being made for. I kind of expected it was going to the Soaring Eagle Casino in not too far away in Mt. Pleasant. By chance, this morning I found out it ended up being moved just up he road and now sits in front of the old courthouse -- a courthouse that by the way was never used as such. The courthouse was built by one of the city's founders in an attempt to establish Onaway as the Presque Isle County seat. While the effort failed, the courthouse survived and has recently been restored as a museum. Still, though, I can't help but get the impression the giant eagle head was intended for a much larger project...

[Richard Weiss, 09/02/2005]

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