Steve Canyon Statue: Idaho Springs, Colorado
In 1947, locals changed the name of Idaho Springs' Squirrel Gulch district to Steve Canyon, in honor of a patriotic cartoon character from the 1940s.
Three years later, the U.S. Treasury Department financed this 40-foot-tall limestone carving.
A plaque for the statue pays tribute to "all American cartoon characters who serve the Nation."
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