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A concrete replica of an Easter Island Moai statue stands amid tall grass at sunset on the edge of a limestone quarry in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 


Easter Island Statue

Near the end of 2013, I noticed this sculpture standing on the edge of a limestone quarry just outside Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a concrete replica of a Moai statue, the famous monumental sculptures built by the Rapa Nui, the Polynesian people of Easter Island in the South Pacific.

The quarry is the Hanson Limestone quarry whose entrance is on Ardmore Avenue. The statue is visible from Lower Huntington Road, just east of Smith Road. It is an out of the way rural place, not the kind of place one would normally install something like this. It is set back quite far from the road, so most drivers on Lower Huntington Road probably don't notice it.

I photographed it close to sunset.

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Update: After I posted this photograph online, I got a message on Facebook telling me where to find an article on the mysterious statue. It was made by Robert Stark, the former publisher of The Waynedale News, using a mold made from an original. Mr. Stark has written the story of how the statue came to be.

 

 

 

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