Jamboree

Jamboree Photo

Jim Calvin and Andy Davis*, 1996, bronze
Boone County Courthouse Square, Walnut and Eighth Streets

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The five animals depicted – a gecko, hare, alligator, cat, and frog – are shown playing different musical instruments. The plaque on the base describes the work as “celebrating diversity in harmony.” Jamboree was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Boone County Community Trust and the City of Columbia.

* local artist

First Born

First Born Photo

Don Bartlett*, 1986, bronze
Boone County Courthouse Square, Walnut and Eighth Streets

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(completed by Sabra Tull Meyer and Mike Ruble in 1996)

These three bronze figures symbolize the importance of human generations. The overall message of the work is that family is essential to the community. It is situated in a 7-foot-wide reflecting dish that serves as what the artist called a “light foundation.”

* local artist

WWI Memorial

WWI Memorial Photo


Boone County Courthouse Square, Walnut and Eighth Streets

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This memorial commemorates the Boone County residents who lost their lives while serving in World War I; 45 names are inscribed on its base. The original figure of the soldier, called a “doughboy,” a name given American infantrymen in WWI, is on view at the Boone County Historical Society where it is protected from the elements. This replica, funded by private donations, was substituted on site in 1996.