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The Iron Horse
#2 in a series of 10 Extraordinary Roadside Attractions in Georgia. Summer’s here and the time is right for finding odd things by the streets.Thinking road trip? Georgia’s back roads bloom with odd sites, strange creatures and mystic wonders. Here are a few worth checking out.
This towering metal statue of a horse now stands, aloof and alone, in field on a Greene County farm. But the horse once touched off something like a riot at the University of Georgia. When it was unveiled on campus during the 1950s, some students objected to the sculpture. They trashed the horse and even tried to burn it. University officials removed the offending beast and hid it away. A few years later, the Horse appeared on the farm miles outside town, its backside turned toward Athens.
How to get there: Take Ga. 15 north from Greensboro.