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Iron roadrunners installed at Heritage Park
From the Current-Argus
Posted: 10/05/2009 10:55:12 PM MDT
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By Valerie Cranston
Current-Argus Staff Writer
CARLSBAD — Heritage Park near the Flume is now the permanent home to one large and three small quarter-inch plate metal roadrunners designed by Terry Fuson and welded by Jeff Cornwell.
Some time back, Fuson made and gave away a few small metal roadrunners to sit on desktops. The roadrunners were made of large nails, nuts and parts of washers. He gave one to Heritage Park committee member Dale Janway, who then had the idea to pursue a larger family version to place along the retaining wall in front of the park pavilion.
“At one time someone said to me, ‘You should sell these,'” Fuson said. “I told them why, they give away real good.”
Local artist Gerri Mattson offered to enlarge the small design so it would be easier to cut and assemble.
The large roadrunner is about 5 and a half feet tall at the middle of its back. Its tail reaches at least 10 feet in the air and it is more than 15 feet from head to tail. Each is reinforced with square tubing that reaches about 3 feet down into the ground and 1 foot above ground. The native rock base provided the finishing touch.
“This is a hobby for us,” said Cornwell. “At first, it was no big deal, but then it snowballed into something big. I’ve done custom fabrication, but nothing of this scope.”
“It took us about 80 hours to build the four,” he added, noting that the two men donated their time and labor and only charged for materials.

Not the Carlsbad, CA where Arc-Zone is locate…  but the one in New Mexico…  thems some big roadrunners!

Iron roadrunners installed at Heritage Park

Posted: 10/05/2009 10:55:12 PM MDT

By Valerie Cranston — Current-Argus Staff Writer

CARLSBAD — Heritage Park near the Flume is now the permanent home to one large and three small quarter-inch plate metal roadrunners designed by Terry Fuson and welded by Jeff Cornwell.

roadrunnerSome time back, Fuson made and gave away a few small metal roadrunners to sit on desktops. The roadrunners were made of large nails, nuts and parts of washers.

He gave one to Heritage Park committee member Dale Janway, who then had the idea to pursue a larger family version to place along the retaining wall in front of the park pavilion.

“At one time someone said to me, ‘You should sell these,'” Fuson said. “I told them why, they give away real good.”

Local artist Gerri Mattson offered to enlarge the small design so it would be easier to cut and assemble.

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