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Burns Statue Barre

Burns Statue Barre

Barre, Vermont is part of the Green Mountain State and was originally settled by Aberdonians. It had a very flourishing Burns club at the turn of the century.

A monument, consisting of life-size statue, pedestal and base, was carved in local granite by John Massey Rhind (1860-1936), a native of Edinburgh who migrated to the United States.

It certainly deserves credit for originality, as Burns is shown bare-headed, shirt-sleeves rolled up, his coat over his arm, his eyes looking down, the whole attitude and expression suggestive of thought and inspiring meditation at the end of a hard day's toil in the fields.

One of the most noteworthy features of this monument, however, are the panels on the pedestal, carved in high, relief by James B. King, a native of Aberdeenshire who settled in Barre.

On the front is a scene from The Cotter, while the back shows the poet's birthplace. Tam O' Shanter on the Brig o Doon and Burns at the plough are featured on the respective sides. The monument was unveiled on the Spaulding Campus on 21st July 1899.

Massey Rhind also sculpted the bronze statue which was unveiled on 27th October 1914 at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Burns Statue Pittsburgh

Burns Statue Pittsburgh

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