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Statue To Portray Houston As Young Man

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A statue of Sam Houston planned for the Maryville Municipal Center will portray the American hero and former Blount County resident as a 20-year-old man.

Artist Wayne E. Hyde said the sculpture will portray Houston at the age in which he enlisted in the U.S. Army in downtown Maryville.

Maryville city manager Greg McClain said he "knows of no other statue of Houston's early time here."

Hyde said he hopes to have the 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture ready for display by March 2015.

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