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Boone, North Carolina: Mountain Man Statue

Appalachian State University is proud of their fist-waving, shouting, bronze mountain man statue, named "Yosef."

Rivers St., Boone, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone exit, head up main highway through Blowing Rock past Mystery Hill and Tweetsie Railroad to main drag in Boone past chain restaurants and motels and you will soon come upon the University. Mountain Man is at one of the main entrances to the school. US Hwy 321, south of Locust St.
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Mountain Man

This is Yosef, the mascot for Appalachian State University. He got his name from an old Southern saying that parents would tell their kids: "As you get older, remember to be yourself".... which turned into "yosef."

[becca, 09/02/2011]

Mountain Man statue.

Mountain Man Statue

At the entrance to Appalachian State University stands this very tall statue of the Mountain Man (which I believe is their team's mascot). This is a very tall statue made out of bronze. Right up this entrance is their new modern football stadium....

[B Carter, 07/03/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC - 3 mi.
Mystery HillMystery Hill, Blowing Rock, NC - 4 mi.
Blowing Rock: Floating IndianBlowing Rock: Floating Indian, Blowing Rock, NC - 7 mi.
In the region:
Davy Crockett Born on This Spot, Limestone, TN - 55 mi.

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