Canon City, Colorado: Bird Millman, Highwire Dancer

Circus performer Bird Millman O'Day (1890-1940) is posed atop a poll as if about to stroll across Royal Gorge Blvd on a high wire.
703 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO
Downtown. On the north side of US Hwy 50/Royal Gorge Blvd just east of its intersection with S. 7th St.
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Bird Millman Sculpture

A fun life size sculpture about 20 feet above the ground on a pole. Bird Millman O'Day (1890-1940) appears to be walking across an imaginary tightrope strung across Royal Gorge Boulevard. She was one of the most celebrated high-wire performers of all time. During the Golden Age of the American Circus, she was a premiere attraction with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. The artist is Robert Henderson, who is also responsible for the plane sculptures made from car bumpers that are in several locations around Canon City.

[Robinw, 07/02/2018]

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