A photo each day from Florida's Capital City
You are teaching me so much about my hometown, it's quite embarrassing that we natives take so much for granted....Thank you, I really enjoy your blog and your tidbits of info are just enough..
Great tribute to him! Very interesting post!Thanks Lois!Léia
I like it when statues are on the same level as we do.
Never knew that. Wonder where the descendants are today.
I think I'd like to sit next to him and chat a while .....
Kudos to Mr. Eppes! Anyone who founds a school deserves a memorial, I think.
Very interesting and informative post along with a super photo. I had not known that a grandson of Thomas Jefferson was involved with FSU.Thanks!
The Eppes name is more familiar to me from the tales told by my mother of the Eppes sisters, three granddaughters of Francis who lived with their mother and drove around town in a Model T Ford. I think the car was later donated to the Tallahassee museum.
Looks like you could sit down and have a conversation with him.
I never knew that about the Eppes sisters Dan. Thanks!
I must say that I have read a lot about Thomas Jefferson but it was a long time ago and I have since forgotten most of what I knew then. I am not familiar with his grandson but would be interested in the genealogy.
I like the more casual, seated depiction for this statue in a beautiful setting.Sydney - City and Suburbs
Great statue. He literally looks like he's about to get up.
Interesting pose. I wonder what it means, and perhaps that's what the artist wanted, to make us stop and think about that. Any idea how old it is and who the artist is/was?
This statue is fairly new. The official unveiling was on the January 24, 2002. The sculptor was Edward Jonas, a 1972 graduate of Florida State University. Apparently Mr. Eppes is supposed to be gazing toward downtown Tallahassee.
Aha, thanks for the info, it does look to be a bit older, which is probably the point!
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