Savannah, GA : Georgia
Chippewa Square was laid out in 1815 and marks the location of the famous scene from 1994's Forrest Gump.
Chippewa Square is named for the famous battle fought during the War of 1812 with Great Britain, and in 1994, appeared in a scene from Forrest Gump. The monument in the square to James Edward Oglethorpe, the great soldier-philanthropist who founded the colony of Georgia, was erected by the State of Georgia, the City of Savannah and various Patriotic Societies. The 9 foot bronze statue of Oglethorpe was scuplted by one of America's foremost sculpturers, the celebrated Daniel Chester French. Oglethorpe is portrayed with sword in hand, alert and ready for council or action, and at his feet is a palmetto frond. The statue faces southward symbolizing the threat of Spain's imperial ambitions to the young colony. The four lions at the corners of the lower base hold shields on which appear, respectively, the coat of arms of Oglethorpe and the great seals of the Colony of Georgia, the State, and the City of Savannah. On the pedestal of the Monument is carved a portion of the text of the charter which was granted by Parliament in 1732 to "the Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America."
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