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Bear Grass, North Carolina: Big Standing Bear with Fangs

Sculpted out of concrete in the late 1970s by local folk artist Henry C. Cowan. Notable for its unfriendly fangs. Guards the town school.

Bear Grass Charter School

E. Bear Grass Rd, Bear Grass, NC
Bear Grass Charter School. In the center of a very small town, on the west side of Hwy 1001/E. Bear Grass Rd.
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Big Standing Bear with Fangs

If you want to take a picture of yourself with this bear, be prepared to have all the students in the school watching you!

[Steven Reis, 08/13/2021]


Big Standing Bear with Fangs

A large bear with fangs showing stands guard in front of Bear Grass Charter School. Real bears frequent the area and a bear is the school mascot.

[signmanjoe, 05/27/2014]

The bear, made of concrete, was sculpted by local folk artist Henry C. Cowan in the late 1970s.

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