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Volga German pioneer family statue, Victoria, Kansas, USA.

Detail image of the statue: Image:VictoriaKanasaVolgaGermanStatueDetail.jpg

Photo date: 8-SEP-1997

Photo taken by Wikimedia Commons user Kevyn Jacobs, released into the public domain.

  • Comemorative plaque on the base of the statue reads:
    The first twenty-three families of Volga-Germans arived in Victoria on April 8, 1876, and established the Village of Herzog in the area north of this point. The first religious activities of these settlers centered around the village cross. In the following months and years they were joined by many more Volga-German immigrants. The community outgrew three church buildings before the present church was completed in 1912. This statue, a tribute to these pioneers, was dedicated July 28, 1975.
  • Information from the Smithsonian Institution sculpture database:
  • Artist Pete Felten
  • Date 1976
  • Inscription: Felten 1976
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