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Paul Chapman Statue Painted

This concrete statue, created by Col. Raymond C. Vietzen was repainted by Col. Nahorn on May 17, 2015.  It was made in 1961 by Col. Vietzen, who modeled it after Paul Chapman, a Native American friend of the Vietzens.  It stood on the Indian Ridge Museum grounds in Elyria for about 35 years.  Several years ago we acquired it for display on the new Museum grounds, and just recently we had the opportunity to repaint it in a color scheme very similar to that which Col. Vietzen had originally chosen for it.  The base includes several prehistoric stone tool artifacts and also a carved stone face.

The statue of Paul Chapman, now at the New Indian Ridge Museum.

The statue of Paul Chapman, now at the New Indian Ridge Museum.