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The Big Sandy Pioneer Statue Comes Alive


August 26, 2020

I was first given this story by one of the Big Sandy High School neighbors because they saw Gwen Kane out there working fixing up the chair-saw Pioneer by the school parking lot. I immediately went and found Gwen working on the statue again and asked her if I could interview her. She laughed like she always does, and then said, "after the project was finished." It took three and a half weeks, not all day nor in the heat of the day, but she worked on it till the sun went down.

Five years ago, Gwen Kane was hired to be a substitute teacher for K-12, of which she said, "I love very much."...

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