5 thoughts on “Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, 1905

  1. The statue on the left was the Indian Buffalo Dance statue. The statue on the right is harder to discern, but I’ll venture to say that I think it might be the Cowboy at Rest statue.
    There were many states made for the exhibition including The Sacagawea statue – designed by Alice Cooper. Born in 1875, Cooper received her education at the Art Institute of Chicago. The statue was cast in New York and required more than 20 tons of Oregon copper. A statue of Captain Meriwether Lewis, a fountain sculpture of a Bull Fighting a Lynx, a statue of Captain William Clark, and the statue of a Native American Chief and Young Man…and probably many more. If I knew how to embed images here I would have included pictures.

  2. Susan N.— After the close of the 1905 Exposition the Oregonian addressed the fate of some of the statues. I’am not sure how many statues there were, but here is a little more info. from the park demolition.

    Oregonian October 29, 1905
    The statues of Captains Lewis and Clark will likewise be acceptable, and no doubt given conspicuous location somewhere in the park, site not yet having been indicated. (location unknown)
    The bronze of the Indian woman Sacagawea will be placed on a large boulder base, similar to the one upon which rest “The Coming of the White Man” portraying Chief Multnomah watching the advent of Lewis and Clark. (Now located in Washington Park)

    Oregonian December 1905
    The statuary procured from St. Louis for use during the Fair must be returned and workmen are now busy in cutting it up into sections for packing. Although it was hoped when this group of statues was secured from the management of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition that the promise given for its return need not be complied with, it was found the return of the pieces was expected and the management is fulfilling its pledge. The pieces to go back are “Pioneer Seeking Shelter” “The Resting Cowboy” “The Four Cowboys” and the “Buffalo Dance”. Sacagawea still stands at the top of the grand stairway, pointing the intrepid explores, who stand on either side, to the setting sun, and this piece of bronze will be moved to the city park.

  3. Hi Susan N. It looks like many others have provided you with an answer to the question you put to me. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to respond sooner.

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