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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sault Ste Marie's Wolf and Crane

The famous statue of the twins Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, suckling from the mother wolf stands in Sault Ste Marie. It is an exact copy of the famous work which is housed in Italy's Capitoline Museum. Chase Osborn, former governor of Michigan and resident of Sault Ste Marie, gifted this piece of art in 1909 because as the Chippewa legend goes, the Sault area had a similiar history of two young brothers being rescued from a wicked mother by a crane. One of these children ends up the founder of the local settlement. The Crane Statue was dedicated in 1985 by Stella Osborn in memory of Chase Osborn. Ralph Wolfe is the artist.

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