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Friday, April 3, 2009

Hail to the Sunrise - Charlemont, Mass.

This statue is called “Hail to the Sunrise”, a fixture on the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont, Mass.

The statue was sculpted by Joseph Pollia of New York City. The figure represents a Mohawk, who looks eastward across the Deerfield River with uplifted arms to the Great Spirit. The 900-pound bronze statue sits on a nine-ton boulder, and was unveiled in October, 1932.

This memorial includes a nearby pool with 100 inscribed stones from various tribes from around the United States.

Generations of “leaf peepers” have taken family photos by the Mohawk, a favorite spot along the Route 2, the Mohawk Trail. Maybe you did, too.

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