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A bronze statue of the Indiana native who penned Indiana's official song will be dedicated today in Terre Haute. Paul Dresser wrote "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away." His likeness will be on public display at Fairbanks Park. October 15, 2015
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Join us to dedicate a new Art Spaces sculpture by Teresa celebrating Paul Dresser, Indiana's state song, and the Wabash River. The dedication is Wed. October 15th at 5:00p.m. in Fairbanks Park (South Entrance at First and Farrington). In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the Girl Scout Program Center also in the south portion of Fairbanks Park at 1100 Girl Scout Lane.
The new sculpture is located just west of downtown and is situated near the Wabash River adjacent to the childhood home of Paul Dresser, a world renowned musician (1858 - 1906) from Terre Haute who wrote "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away". The song was declared Indiana's official state song by the General Assembly on March 14, 1913.
Art Spaces anticipates this sculpture will become a destination site, attracting visitors as well as local residents and students. Learn more about this project.
Source: Art Spaces Inc. - Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection