The Hiker

The Hiker Statue, Buffalo New York July 18, 2011

This is a picture of “The Hiker” statue at Roosevelt Square, Main & Huron Streets, downtown Buffalo, New York.
“The Hiker” statue was created by New York City sculptor Allen G. Newman (1875-1940); he copyrighted it in 1904. For a time it served as the official monument of the United Spanish War Veterans organization. The name “hiker” was the term infantry men used to address one another casually in the 19th century; “Hello, Hiker!” was a common greeting. Buffalo’s statue was dedicated on May 29, 1920.

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