The Buffaloe's of Milligan

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Checkmate 260532

Recently, around the town of Johnson City, statues of Buffalos have been popping up everywhere.  At fBuffloveirst, with just one in my sight, I though it was just a cool statue, but as the week-end turned to Monday, I saw these buffaloes turning up everywhere.  Well, I must explore.  Milligan College, here is Elizabethton Tennessee, has the mascot of Brutus the Buffalo.Pebbles   He was named due to the college being located at the base of the Buffalo Creek, shadowed by Buffalo Mountain.  (It truly is a lovely area).    Well I have learned , these buffaloes are part of the 150 year anniversary for Milligan College.  As part of the Buffalo Stampede City Art Project. Milligan College has commissioned six life sized , artistically decorated buffaloes for display in the community.  Yes it is, A buffalo stampede!

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Comments (8)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cindy- I love projects like this because they help to tie a community together. I think some areas have had those cows! 

Oct 27, 2015 12:36 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

They are definitely a lot larger than the flamingos that arrive in flocks for special occasions.  Can't you just see it,  You've been buffaloed

Oct 27, 2015 12:42 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Hi Kathy,  me too!  I have seen the cows and really liked them.  When I saw this project going up, made me happy!

Ed, ha ha ha, very cute pun.

Oct 27, 2015 09:27 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cindy, that must be pretty spectacular!  We have a herd of live buffalo roaming just west of downtown Denver in the foothills.

Oct 27, 2015 10:14 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

That's really fun!

We had life-like statues appear around town about a year ago. There was a statue of a woman carrying groceries, a many fixing a sidewalk, two kids eating ice cream. They were fabulous!

Oct 28, 2015 08:32 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Hi Joan,

I bet that is a sight to see!

Hi Wayne and Jean, I love that type of art.  It just fills much needed space with beauty for those around to enjoy and get the mind working.

 

Oct 29, 2015 12:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs and telling us about this public arts project.

Nov 04, 2015 05:58 AM