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Bronze Peanuts Statues
A Photo Tour Of Bronze Peanuts Character
Statues On Public Display In Saint Paul
Eagle Triangle Peanuts Tribute
This bronze statue of Charlie Brown was commissioned by the Cossetta and
Mancini families of Saint Paul. It was created by the Tivoli Too studios
using the same design as the Charlie Brown About Town series that were
displayed across the city in 2001. Here we see Charlie wearing period
clothes, a hat, and carrying a suitcase. Woodstock the bird is similarly
Named Charlie Andiamo Americano, the statue is a tribute to the people
of Italian ancestry who settled in the Levee area of Saint Paul in the
early 1900s. The park is located near Irvine Park and the Science Museum
where Chestnut Street, Eagle Street, and Ryan Avenue converge.
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Peanuts Tribute At Landmark Park
After the successful Peanuts tributes in the early 2000s, the City of
Saint Paul decided to install a permanent tribute to the characters
created by Charles Schulz. A series of bronze figures of between three
and four feet tall were commissioned. Unlike the mass produced fiberglass
statues, these figures would be shown in poses typical of what was seen
in past cartoon strips. In addition, the figures would have smooth
surfaces to be kid friendly. Patty and Marcie are on the east side of
Rice Park, while Chuck, Schroeder, Lucy, Linus, and Sally are across
the street in Landmark Park, both located in downtown Saint Paul.
There is no relationship quite like that between a boy and his dog.
Charlie Brown is sitting under a huge tree enjoying the shade and
spending time with Snoopy, while Snoopy is dreaming of being a World
War I Flying Ace, a world famous writer, or of being the first beagle
to land on the moon.
Marcie Johnson is Peppermint Patty's best friend. While Patty is an
athlete, Marcie is an intellectual. It would not be uncommon to see
her reading a book even on a warm summer afternoon. In the view below,
we see Woodstock (the bird) is reading over Marcie's shoulder.
Peppermint Patty is a star athlete. While her baseball team regularly
beats, trounces, and even destroys Charlie Brown's team, in this scene,
we see Patty playing football.
Above we see Sally Brown (left), Charlie Brown's little sister, and Linus
van Pelt (right) discussing the events of the day. Linus likes to see
himself as a mentor. Sally is in love with Linus. In the view below,
we see that Sally has a gift for her 'sweet babboo', but Linus will have
no part of it.
Lucy van Pelt (right) is seen listening to Schroeder (left) play the
piano. Lucy is in love with Schroeder, but Schroeder's love is playing
the music of Beethoven.
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