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Stop #1: Corning Fountain

John Massey Rhind

John Massey Rhind's 1899 Corning Fountain depicts four Saukiog Indian warriors, natives of central Connecticut at the time of the foundation of Hartford.

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Stop #2: Nathan Hale, Capitol Lobby

Karl Gerhardt

Nathan Hale by Karl Gerhardt was the winner of a competition started by the State of Connecticut. The statue is housed inside the Capitol’s first floor corridor. The statue is supposed to convey the emotions of the moments leading up to Hale's death by hanging.

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Stop #3: Capitol Sculpture, North Facade: Early Colonial Connecticut and Founding Fathers

Herbert Adams, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Wayland Bartlett, Richard E. Brooks

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Stop #4: Spanish-American War Monument

Evelyn Beatrice Longman

Evelyn Longman's 1927 Spanish-American War Monument in Bushnell Park commemorates the patriotism and valor of Hartford men who served during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The bronze figure is an allegory of Victory that harkens back to Hellenistic Greek traditions of remembrance.

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Stop #5: Stone Field, 1977

Carl Andre

Stone Field by Carl Andre was inspired by monoliths in Great Britain and across the street in Center Church Cemetery. The thirty six boulders are made of sandstone, brownstone, granite, schist, gneiss, basalt, and serpentine. They are arranged in a way so that no stone looks like the stone lying next to it.

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Stop #6: Stegosaurus, 1973

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder’s painted steel sculpture from 1973, Stegosaurus, stands at the Burr Mall in between the Wadsworth Atheneum and City Hall in downtown Hartford. The work is a culmination of a sixty-six year project that began with a grant to the city of Hartford by Ella Burr McManus to build a memorial for her father.

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Stop #7: Samuel Colt Monument

John Massey Rhind

The monument to Samuel Colt, the first industrial tycoon in Hartford and inventor of the Colt Revolver, marks the entrance to Colt Park. John Massey Rhind was commissioned to complete the monument in 1905 by Elizabeth Jarvis Colt in memory of her husband who died at the age of 47.

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Stop #8: Civil War Memorial of Trinity College, 1950: Cannons from the USS Hartford 1858

USS Hartford

The two cannons on the Trinity Quad are from the USS Hartford, the Union Battleship and flagship of the fleet of Admiral Farragut that won the surrender of New Orleans and the Battle of Mobile Bay. The cannons were brought to the Trinity campus in 1950 to commemorate all students of the college who died in the Civil War.

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Stop #9: Handful

Woolsey McAlpine Johnson

Trinity College alum Wolsey Johnson created Handful, a large sculpture constructed of arching steel beams that are welded together. On the sculpture's completion, Johnson gifted his piece to his alma mater where it has remained on campus since 1977.

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Stop #10: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #849: Irregular Blobs of Color, 1998

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #849: Irregular Blobs of Color, from 1998, was placed on indefinite loan to Trinity College due to the artists’ long association with the Vernon Social building’s architect, Tai Soo Kim. Lewitt also had a personal association with the campus and its neighborhood, having grown up nearby.

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Stop #11: Doctor Gallaudet and His First Deaf Mute Pupil

Daniel Chester French

Daniel Chester French's 1924 sculpture of Doctor Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was commissioned by the National Association for the Deaf to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the American School for the Deaf. The West Hartford monument is a second casting of French's 1889 bronze original which is at Gallaudet College in Washington D.C.

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Spanish-American War Monument, by Evelyn B. Longman, 1927, eagle head detail