Va. American Indian Statute Finds New Home

November 5, 2010

A 2,400-pound fiberglass-and-resin sculpture of an American Indian that resided at the top of Richmond's minor-league baseball stadium for more than two decades has found a new home.

"Connecticut" is now residing atop Odell Associates, a downtown architectural firm housed in the historic Lucky Strike Building near the James River. "The Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports that a dedication is scheduled for Saturday.

The sculpture originally was created more than 30 years ago to honor Native Americans. It first was placed in Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park, then moved to a Best Products Co. retail store. It then represented the Triple-A Richmond Braves at The Diamond for 25 years, until the parent team moved the Braves to the Atlanta suburbs.

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