St Joe, Indiana: Famous Indiana Wooden People

Carved wooden statues of famous Hoosiers: sports stars, astronauts, Abe Lincoln, Col. Sanders. Honorees are selected by the local elementary school.

Riverdale Elementary School

Address:
River Greenway, St Joe, IN
Directions:
Riverdale Elementary School. South end of town. From IN-1/Spencer St. turn east onto CR 60. Drive past the school, turn right, then park by the sports fields. Follow the path to the statues.
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Astronaut Gus Grissom.

Famous Indiana Wooden People

The fourth grade class of the local elementary school elects a famous historical figure every year, and a local artist and craftsman carves them into a wooden statue. This year's honoree is a groovy-looking Colonel Sanders holding a bucket of his famous fried chicken. He's in good company with other local famous wooden people. This interesting walkway is behind the field of the elementary school and butts up to the back end of Riverside Cemetery.

[David Sherman, 12/29/2018]

Col. Sanders, despite his brand identification with Kentucky, was born in Indiana.

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