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Bronze Bronc makes top 10 list for Western horse sculptures
Posted: 07/09/2009
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The Bronc bronze statue that welcomes visitors to The University of Texas-Pan American has been named one of "10 famous Western horse sculptures" by the premier magazine of the West Cowboys & Indians.

UTPA's bronze Bronc made the list with some of the country's renowned masterpieces including "Crazy Horse" in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the "Mustangs at Las Colinas" in Irving, Texas, and the "Buffalo Signal" at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

The 2,000-pound statue, unveiled in November 2002 during UTPA's 75th anniversary, symbolizes the UTPA mascot and stands guard in front of the UTPA Visitors Center to greet everyone to the Edinburg campus. The Bronc was the creation of Veryl Goodnight, a Southwest sculptor known for her equine statues throughout the world.

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