The Old Prospector sculpture in Denver, Colorado, has quite a back story. Not only was it modeled after John Straughn, a larger-than-life character, it was sculpted by a German metalworker. It used to stand atop the now-gone Colorado Gold Mining Exchange building - itself a historical treasure.
Two bronze sculptures of Teddy Roosevelt, both by sculptor Dan Snarr, flank Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont, Colorado, just across from Roosevelt Park. Do you sense a theme? T. Roosevelt actually made a whistlestop in Longmont in 1900 while campaigning as Vice-Presidential candidate to William McKinley. This post presents pictures of both statues plus the park, along with some interesting info.