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Jamestown, North Dakota: Steel Eagle, Wrestling Angel

Stainless steel and chrome sculpture on building depicts an emblematic eagle overseeing a wrestling match between an angel and Jacob, who won't give up until he gets his blessing. 25x17 ft. work by Elmer P. Peterson, 1974.

1st St. E., Jamestown, ND
On 1st St., just east of 1st Ave. hanging on a building mid-block on the south side of street.
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Steel Eagle and Angel Wrestling

A 25x17 ft. stainless steel sculpture of an eagle and a man located on 1st Ave just east of 1st St on the south side of the street, mounted on a building.

If you're there to see Jamestown's giant buffalo, you may as well take this in too.

[phrank, 09/25/2011]

In the comforting wing span of the eagle, a woman appears to wrestle with a robot knight. It's actually meant to be biblical Jacob struggling and trying to extract a blessing from the Angel. Sculpted by Elmer P. Petersen for the local American Legion post, and installed in 1974 for the 1976 US Bicentennial.

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World's Largest BuffaloWorld's Largest Buffalo, Jamestown, ND - 1 mi.
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In the region:
Hilltop Viking Statue, Fort Ransom, ND - 46 mi.

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