On a beautiful April evening, Chief Woapalanee greets all visitors to Brandon Park in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. The striking sculpture of “Woapalanee” was created by artist Peter “Wolf” Toth, as a bold tribute to native American heritage. Beautiful tulips surround the chief every year to celebrate the passing of winter and the arrival of spring.
UPDATE 2015 – Unfortunately, the statue no longer stands here. Chief Woapalanee was damaged by termites and wood rot. The proud sculpture had to be removed this summer, for public safety reasons. He is currently in storage, in hope that repairs can bring him back to life. Hopefully, he can be returned to his stone pedestal of honor, as soon as possible.
Brandon Park is a beautiful city park, near center city Williamsport, in north central Pennsylvania, USA. This is our largest public park within the city. Many events are held here, like live music performances and night time movies at the band shell & amphitheater. This park represents so much of what Williamsport is all about.
The city was built along the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Logging was the main industry here in the 1800’s, but no longer. The lumber company owners had become extremely wealthy here, so much so that Williamsport became nationally know as the home of the greatest number of millionaires per capita.
In the twentieth century, Little League Baseball was founded in Williamsport. The World Series of Little League Baseball is currently our most notable distinction, world-wide.
This photo was shot just before sunset on April 26th with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Prime lens, 1/90th sec. @ f/13. The ISO was set to 100 and a Manfrotto tripod was used.
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