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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Quote of the Day:
“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
~ Tom Krouse

About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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8 Responses to The Hiker

  1. Traying youe best is always a win ..
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of Buffalo with us


  2. i like the one with the pedestal best i think


  3. Javi&Palace says:

    That’s it. In my tongue/language, Hiker it’s Caminante, as in “the one who walks”. It was a common therm to refer to foreigners…a common ancient therm.

    It’s nice and such a honor to know that they still remember us a bit in there, even if it’s with a statue lol!

    See you michael


  4. if your photos get any better, I;m going to feature you 😉


  5. Hey Kay,
    Thanks for the nice comment and I’m honored to even be considered, but really I’m not ready yet!


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