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Iconic Elkins statue removed for makeover

Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart The statue of Minnehaha in Elkins is lifted from its base and laid on a flatbed truck Tuesday to be transported for a makeover by Bob Snelson of Bob’s Painting of Beverly. Snelson said the repairs and repainting will take approximately two weeks. He said he will use oil-based paints to renovate the statue. Minnehaha was removed from her base by Floyd Sign Company of Buckhannon. The statue was commissioned in 1982 by Bob and Cay Wood, owners of Hiawatha’s, and was completed by Frank Ours of Parsons. Minnehaha stands 12 feet tall and sits on a 6-foot base, and is made of fiberglass and foam insulation. This is the third major renovation for the local landmark — the first was in the early 1980s when it crumbled and fell apart, and the second in January 1992 when it was knocked down during an automobile accident.
Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
The statue of Minnehaha in Elkins is lifted from its base and laid on a flatbed truck Tuesday to be transported for a makeover by Bob Snelson of Bob’s Painting of Beverly. Snelson said the repairs and repainting will take approximately two weeks. He said he will use oil-based paints to renovate the statue. Minnehaha was removed from her base by Floyd Sign Company of Buckhannon. The statue was commissioned in 1982 by Bob and Cay Wood, owners of Hiawatha’s, and was completed by Frank Ours of Parsons. Minnehaha stands 12 feet tall and sits on a 6-foot base, and is made of fiberglass and foam insulation. This is the third major renovation for the local landmark — the first was in the early 1980s when it crumbled and fell apart, and the second in January 1992 when it was knocked down during an automobile accident.

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