Saturday, June 23, 2007

Patriotic relic

Now there's a critter I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.

The city of Pittsburgh is very proud of the seven visits George Washington paid to the western Pennsylvania region, most of them as an officer for the British during the North American offshoot of the Seven Years War between France and England in the period 1753-1760.

In 2003, Barbara Anderson created the George Washasaurus as part of a public art exhibition of 100 "dinosaurs" sprinkled around town. The creature is currently on display at the wonderful Senator John Heinz History Center.

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