Alderson, West Virginia: Alderson Lion, Made of Junk

Sculpture fashioned from scrap metal by artist Michael Loop celebrates a rescued circus lion that roamed the streets of Alderson freely in the 1890s.
Address:
104 E. Riverview Ave., Alderson, WV
Directions:
On the south (river) side of E. Riverview Ave., just east of its intersection with the Monroe St. bridge.
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Lion sculpture made from scrap metal.

Alderson Lion

All lions must be kept on a leash. West Virginia law.

[Debra Durham, 10/24/2019]

A lion made of metal junk by artist Michael Loop celebrates a rescued circus lion that roamed the streets of Alderson freely in the 1890s, until the town passed a law that all lions had to be properly leashed.

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