Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes (Gone)

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University of Pittsburgh

On Forbes Ave., across the street from The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Next to the dinosaur.
Statue was taken down April 27, 2018.
Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes
When is it appropriate to rub the big toe of a statue? When it's lucky, and you can double your luck burnishing TWO big toes. Statue was taken down April 27, 2018. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Stephen Foster Statue

At the former Stephen Foster statue site, the city of Pittsburgh has put up a sign asking for suggestions for a new statue. They've also posted a few pictures of women they feel would be good candidates for the new statue.

[signmanjoe, 09/18/2018]
Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

There's been much discussion locally about what to do with this problematic statue. Momentum is gaining to remove it. Visit sooner rather than later.

[Paul, 10/15/2017]

The shoeless bronze toes of banjo-strumming slave "Uncle Ned" have been burnished bright by those seeking good luck. The statue was dedicated in 1900.

Lucky toe. Lucky me.

Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

I was there. I came, conquered and touched.

[Vladimir Rozvadovskiy, 07/03/2014]


Lucky toes.

Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

What about the giant dinosaur next to this statue? Don't forget to check that out.

[Dogsbreath, 06/28/2014]

Okay, but only after the toes.

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