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Murray, Utah: Chief Wasatch - Peter Toth Carving

One of 70+ Indian head sculptures sculpted by Peter Wolf Toth around the US in his Trail of the Whispering Giants.

5001 S. State St., Murray, UT
US Hwy 89, south of E vine St. on east side of street in park.
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Chief Wasatch statue.

Chief Wasatch - Peter Toth Carving

I think it's a touching memorial, worth checking out.

[Cherri Kauss, 05/14/2019]

The sculpture of Chief Wasatch was dedicated in 1985, carved by Peter "Wolf" Toth from a cottonwood tree. As the plaque notes: "in honor of Utah Native Americans -- Southern and Northern Ute, Southern Shoshone, Goshutes, Paiute, and Navajo."

Chief Wasatch.

Really Vanishing American - Chief Wasatch

They've tried pesticide, coatings, cement fills - but the old 5 story cottonwood tree is yielding to infestation.

Ironic that the very technique used to make a memorial made it weak against infestation.

Chief Wasatch carved as part of the 50 States Series by Peter "Wolf" Toth; he's done over 70. Stands at main entrance to Murray Park only 70 feet from sidewalk. You can drive right by, or just walk up the park lawn to read the plaque. Best view is by moonlight.

[Dawn Merrill, 01/30/2010]

Part of Toth's Trail of the Whispering Giants -- 74 so far -- this one was added in 1985.

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