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Message from Peter Toth:

"St Stephan, King of Hungary: June 2008, I finished statue #73. This is a very important statue to me, as it is my first one on the European Continent. St Stephan was the first King of Hungary, around 1000 AD, and he introduced Christianity to the country. If not for him, there would be no Hungary today." It is located about 20 miles from Budapest, in the town of Delegyhaza. It is in a Park dedicated to King Stephan, adjacent to the Post Office."

At this time in my life, I have completed my tributes to the indigenous people of North America, specifically the Native Americans. It is now my calling to provide memorials to the indigenous people of the World. Presently I am engaged in creating replacement statues in various States as well as reconditioning others. However, the World will still remain in my plans for the future.

Statue # 17 Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Date:  1976

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Location: Adjacent to the East bound lanes of Hwy 90 coming off bridge. Access road is behind statue. Also it is about 3 blks. West of SR 609

Coordinates:  N 30º  24.907  W 88º  50.110

Height: 16 ft.

Wood: Red Cypress

Note: This is a replacement statue carved by Ocean Springs sculptor Thomas King in 1999 due to damage to the original by rot and termites.

The story goes, that the city powers that be, thought that Peter Toth had died, so they commissioned another sculptor.

Photo of original statue #17

 
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