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Salado, Texas: Sirena the Crying Indian Mermaid Team Field Report

380 S. Main St., Salado, TX
Just south of the bridge across Salado Creek, on the southbound side of S. Main St.
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Sirena the Crying Indian Mermaid

The bronze mermaid -- and her catfish husband -- sat in Salado Creek for 30 years. In 2016, after several damaging floods, she was moved to higher, less waterlogged location. Report...

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Mermaid statue.

The Legend of Sirena

I didn't remember if I ever saw the mermaid in Salado Creek. She has since moved to a new location, high and dry, away from the creek, on the south side of the Main Street bridge in Pace Park.

[Christy LaSalle, 04/19/2017]

The mermaid was moved after several near-calamitous washouts when the creek would flood.


Indian Mermaid Statue

Sirena is high and dry. She got washed away so often from the creek they moved her to a safer (but not nearly as nice) location.

[Eveline Evans, 09/03/2016]


Indian Mermaid Statue

It's down in a gorgeous creek, perfect for a day trip with lunch, and the town is perfect for walking around and day shopping.

[Jared, 11/25/2012]
Indian Mermaid Statue - Gone

Still gone - August 2011. Spoke with a shop owner that said the statue was lost down the creek during a flood. It was later found and is being repaired. ETA of return is not known.

[Ron Renken, 08/01/2011]

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