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George, Iowa

George, Iowa 

Lyon County Iowa Freedom Rock

Locker Park

198 East Dakota Avenue

George, IA  51237

 

Artist:

Ray "Bubba" Sorensen

 

Completion Date:

August 11, 2013

 

Iowa Freedom Rock Tour:

https://www.thefreedomrock.com/iowa-fr-tour-info/

 

 

 

Artist Notes:

 

"The Freedom Rock for Lyon County in George, Iowa was finished on Sunday, August 11th. The road facing side features a nighttime scene circa World War One. There is a lone soldier waiting to board a train at the old George, Iowa Depot. The lone soldier represents Jack Sauter the soldier from George killed in WWI. In the smokestack of the train is what Jack may have been thinking before boarding the train going off to war. In the background there are fireworks, which are important to the town of George. The eagle and American Flag are self explanatory but on the other feature side I painted all 5 branches marching in a parade because the 4th of July is a point of pride in George. The people of George are very welcoming so if you're in the North West corner of the state there are a few Freedom Rocks in the area as I've finished rocks in Hawarden and George and will be completing the Freedom Rock in Lake Park in September"

Creating the Lyon County Freedom Rock

Bubba Sorensen is a true Iowa Treasure!  We were blessed to have him visit George to bring the Lyon County Freedom Rock to life.

 

George is known throughout the region for our Fourth of July Celebration that has come to be known as Freedom Days.  

 

The Lyon County Freedom Rock pays tribute to our country and its greatest heroes.  It also reminds visitors and residents alike of our annual summer celebration and the patriotism that George has come to be known for.

 

We invite you to visit the Freedom Rock and enjoy the pond, railroad depot and recreational trail at Locker Park.  

 

The pond is stocked with panfish and is often the summer fishing hole for our local children.