Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Squatting Frontiersman and Indian

Larger-than-life copper sculptures of a squatting guy with a bearskin hat and a similar-squatting Indian. Sculpted in 1915, rescued in 1970 from a demolished bridge.

Address:
400 N. Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions:
On the north side of N. Shore Drive just east of its intersection with Art Rooney Ave.
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Squatting Frontiersman and Indian.

Squatting Frontiersman and Indian

The Manchester Bridge was an important river crossing in Pittsburgh from 1915 until it was demolished in 1970. It had three large copper sculptures created by New York artist Charles Keck that were placed on the steel portals above the roadway. Luckily, they were saved by the historical society when the bridge was torn down. They are now displayed along the river just southeast of the Heinz Field football stadium. On the left is frontiersman Christopher Gist, and on the right is Seneca Chief Guyasuta. They were the guides for 21-year-old George Washington during his exploration of the Pittsburgh region in 1758.

[signmanjoe, 08/06/2017]

Charles Keck also sculpted two Roadside-worthy tombstones: Huey Long and Mother.


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