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Wickham Stone Park (circa 1969) is a collection of folk art, consisting of over 40 life-size concrete statues of political figures,Indian chiefs, politicians,patriots and religious figures. The park is the lifetime creation of Tennessee folk artist Enoch Tanner(E.T.) Wickham (1883-1970).

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

e.t. wickham, chief tecumseh and cd cover art

E.T. Wickham's Tecumseh statue stood over eight feet tall. With a cocked tomahawk and a war bonnet of real turkey feathers, it was quite an imposing sight!



The statue was built on the backside of the cabin (next to the flagpole in the photo below). Since it was hidden from plain view it gave kids quite a scare when they ran around the cabin.



Recently Clothesline Revival used a black and white photo shot in the seventies for the CD cover art of their album "Of My Native Land". The title of the CD is from a chiseled quote on the base of the nearby flagpole from the poem The American Flag by Father Charles Constantine Pise(1801-1866):

THEY SAY I WOULD FORSAKE THE FLAG OF MY NATIVE LAND,
BUT WOE UNTO THE FOE OR STRANGER
WHOSE SACRILEGIOUS HAND WOULD TOUCH THEE
OR ENDANGER FLAG OF MY NATIVE LAND

1 comment:

Folk Art said...

Hi. The blog was very interesting. The Tecumseh statue is a delight. Thanks for a review of the CD. The title and the quote are very nice.