Landmark statue arrives in Tracy.
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"Harvest of Progress" arrives
A 16-foot-tall bronze statue, “Harvest of Progress,” is raised over its base in the roundabout at Sixth Street and Central Avenue early Friday, Dec. 6.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A larger-than-life statue of a farmer and a train conductor, “Harvest of Progress,” was raised into place at the center of the Sixth Street-Central Avenue roundabout early Friday, Dec. 6.

The statue was brought Tracy from the Frostad Atelier Foundry in the McClellan Business Park on a flatbed trailer, arriving downtown shortly after 11 p.m. Dec. 5.

Crews used a crane to lift the 16-foot-tall bronze statue, sculpted by Rowland Cheney of Clements, and place it on a 4-foot-high concrete base.

Workers contended with chilly overnight temperatures that dipped below freezing as the base was prepared for the bronze work. The statue was mounted to the base shortly before 2 a.m.

The city will dedicate the public artwork with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. Dec. 17. A reception with the artist will follow at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.

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