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Perry, Iowa: Molten Metal, Speed Train

Sculptures in a downtown median include a streamline locomotive and an 11-foot-high crucible of molten iron lit red at night.

1100 2nd St., Perry, IA
Downtown, in the east side median of Willis Ave., at its intersection of 2nd St.
Best at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Molten metal at night.

Boulevard Sculptures: Molten Metal, Speed Train

Four lighted sculptures tell the story of the evolution of a rural community. They pay tribute to the roles of the railroad, agriculture, industry, and art in Perry's development. The "Speed Train" pays tribute to the 98-year legacy of the Milwaukee Road with a depiction of the Hiawatha, the most famous of the Milwaukee trains. "Born of Fire" recognizes industry with an 11-foot-high crucible supported in mid-air by a stream of molten metal. The statues are lit each evening from sundown-midnight.

[Jon Morgan, 11/25/2019]

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