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Old 02-10-2008, 07:54 AM
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Hello. I am curious about the statue on the Monroe, NC page. This statue is also on the city of Monroe website. What is it supposed to represent. To be honest, on the video it was a little scary but on the city-data page it looked like a fairy or a dancer.

So...what is the story? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Hello. I am curious about the statue on the Monroe, NC page. This statue is also on the city of Monroe website. What is it supposed to represent. To be honest, on the video it was a little scary but on the city-data page it looked like a fairy or a dancer.

So...what is the story? Thanks.
I couldn't find the statue or a video on the city of monroe web page?
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I couldn't find the statue or a video on the city of monroe web page?
You can see it here too.

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Old 02-10-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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That statue is of a Waxhaw Indian at the Museum of the Waxhaws in Waxhaw, NC. I have never seen it on the city of Monroe Webpage. I think you are mistaken. Waxhaw is in Union County about 15 miles as the crow flies from Monroe, the county seat of Union County. You may have seen it on a Union County site but not on a Monroe website.

Thje Waxhaw Indians were a branch of the Catawba nation. At the time of the English explorer John Lawson's expedition they were several hundred in number. He described them as "flatheads" since they put small bags of sand on newborn infants heads shortly after birth. Lawson wrote that all of the adults had this particular feature and they considered it attractive. The Waxhaws lived in bark covered huts and were hunter-gatherers. They did some crop farming and traded with both the Catawbas and Creeks. They were allied with the Catawbas in their wars with the Cherokee. Within 20 years of Lawson's visit diseases brought by the European settlers all but wiped out the Waxhaws.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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That statue is of a Waxhaw Indian at the Museum of the Waxhaws in Waxhaw, NC. I have never seen it on the city of Monroe Webpage. I think you are mistaken. Waxhaw is in Union County about 15 miles as the crow flies from Monroe, the county seat of Union County. You may have seen it on a Union County site but not on a Monroe website.
I think "TCK" was referring to the photo on the City-Data Monroe web page.

Photo: Monroe, NC : Beautiful Downtown At Sundown photo
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:14 PM
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Default This is where I saw it

City of Monroe

On this Monroe website, down at the bottom - mid center it says "click here to play video". I watched all three. It is the video titled "downtown". Towards the end of the video it shows the statue. It looked to me like the statue was holding a rose...that is why I thought it was a dancer, etc.

The video shows the statue better than the city-data page...it is not as dark.

Indian? I would not have guessed that.

Thanks.
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