Pony Express

April 15, 2017

Location:  Harrah's North Kansas City, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, MO

 

Owner:  Caesars Entertainment Corporation

 

Artist:  Avard Fairbanks

 

Dates:  1963; Moved to current location, April 3, 2000

 

Medium:  Bronze

 

Description:

A bronze depiction of a man riding a horse at full gallop as part of the Pony Express.  This larger-than-life sculpture is 12 feet tall and 14 feet long and is located near the entrance drive to the casino and hotel at Harrah's, next to the parking garage.  Depending on what time of year you visit, the sculpture will look like it is moving across flat land, through tall prairie grasses, or some mixture in between.

 

Originally located in Reno, Nevada, it also called Memphis, Tennessee home at the site of Harrah's headquarters.  In 2000, it was moved to its current location in North Kansas City.  This sculpture is the second of two castings, its sibling resides in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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