Friday, June 09, 2006

Downtown PA Cont, Center Square

This is the central statue depicted in the last photo. It is emblazoned on 4 sides with PA's story. This one has a resting native sitting above the imprint of Magellanes' ship. This essentially marks the crossroads of culture in that oh so familiar transition from indigenous inhabitance to European settlement. Hernando Magellanes was a Portuguese maritime explorer who led the first successful attempt to circumnavigate the Earth. He came around and through these straights in 1520 which he called the 'All Saints Channel' at the time. Next slide... Posted by Picasa

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