In an effort to honor Bill Williams, the man which was the inspiration for the town of Williams, Arizona, the city erected a statue of him and created a community park in the area for all to enjoy. The statue was erected in 1980 in front of a group of excited Williams fans and Senator Barry Goldwater. It was one of the largest gatherings ever in Williams, Arizona. The statue is located on the Route 66 in Williams Park and is now a destination of many travelers on the historic route. The park is visited by thousands of people each year who travel to photograph the statue and enjoy the surrounding area. It is considered one of the most photographed parts of Williams, Arizona. The statue was created by Bill Pettit, a local Arizona artist. The statue was a massive undertaking and was completed in 10 different stages. The project was partially funded by the Bill Williams Mountain Men group, as well as the Williams, Arizona Rotary Club. The park hosts the annual Bill Williams Rendezvous Days celebration that brings many visitors to the area. There is an annual Black Powder Shoot and a Trader's Row, also popular events in the area.
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