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A horse of another color - Feature Stories
September 2013 Issue
Late on a cold December night, a pickup truck towed a two-ton horse through downtown Athens. The sides of the truck were covered with cardboard so that no one would recognize the owner, whose company name was painted on the doors. About 20 miles down Ga. 15, the truck stopped and the horse was unloaded. It was left in the spot in which it got stuck in the mud, its rear end facing the university that shunned it. The year was 1959. Now, more than 50 years later, the campus is coming to the horse. This past spring the Curtis family, which owns the land on which the horse has stood since its final move, sold 660 acres of its property to UGA for horticulture research. However, they kept the 400 square feet around the horse and an easement from the highway to the statue. “It’s an integral part of us,” Jack Curtis (AB ’55) says. “I personally saw it being …
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