The Pioneer (sculpture)
|NRHP Reference #||77000358|
|Added to NRHP||May 05, 1977|
The Pioneer in Visalia, California was a sculpture by Solon H. Borglum that was first displayed at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair in San Francisco in 1915. It was obtained by Visalia for $150, the cost of shipping it from San Francisco.
From 1916 to 1980, it was located in Mooney Grove Park, at 27000 South Mooney Boulevard, in Visalia. It was toppled by an earthquake in 1980 and destroyed; its internal metal had rusted away. Only the base remains.
However, it remains listed on the National Register.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Register of Historic Places in Tulare County: The Pioneer". Noehill Travels. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "Quake shakes Visalia statue apart". Visalia Times-Delta. May 27, 1980.
- National Register of Historic Places in Tulare County: The Pioneer, a Noehill Travels website
- Photo of sculpture from 1922 or 1924
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