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#5 - Sunday Skaters

601 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051

The three skaters portrayed in this statue were designed from photographs of three children who grew up in Grapevine during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as a pet dog who used to run free in those times. The children’s names were, from front to back, Mary Virginia, J.E. and Dorothy Bess. They lived in Grapevine their entire lives. Skates were low-tech in those days. A skate key was used to tighten the skates to the soles of the children’s shoes and no one thought of wearing pads or helmets. Sunday Skaters was created by Archie St. Claire and was dedicated in September 2006.

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