The City of Lebanon has placed eight of the city’s tiger statues throughout the community. The location and description of all eight are below. Can you find them all? A map and pictures have been added to help you. Stay tuned for even more statues that will be added to the city’s “Tiger Trail.”

“Abner”

Location:
Inside Abner Longley Park
Near the Lebanon Splash Pad
Lebanon, IN

About “Abner”:
“Abner” is named after one of Lebanon’s first citizens Abner Longley. Abner is wearing a jersey because Abner Longley Park plays host to so many great athletic practices and games!

Artist: Shanon Faber

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“Boots”

Location:
Lebanon Street Department
1301 Lafayette Avenue
Lebanon, IN

About “Boots”:
Matching the many qualities of our Street Department, Boots’ design is meant to convey words like “friendly,” “community,” “care,” and “diligence.” Boots looks ready for a day on the job.

Artist: Anita Gordon

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“Bruce”

Location:
Lebanon Fire Department Station 12
18 Anderson Lane
Lebanon, IN

About Bruce:
“Bruce” includes elements from LFD Chief Batts’ favorite superhero, Batman. The resemblance to Bruce (Wayne) also includes the Caped Crusader’s distinctive blue eyes. The Lebanon Fire Department logo and motto represent the department’s service to the community.

Artist: Anita Gordon

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“Hutton”

Location:
City Municipal Building
401 South Meridian Street
Lebanon, IN

About “Hutton”:
Hutton is named for J.T. Hutton, the architect behind the renowned Ionic Style Concrete columns that accentuate Boone County’s beautiful courthouse. Each column is more than 35 feet tall! Hutton’s catenary lights serve as an accent, similar to the way they look on the downtown square.

Artist: Claire Haughton

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“Jerry”

Location:
Lebanon Fire Department Station 11
975 Lasley Drive
Lebanon, IN

About “Jerry”:
Jerry takes on the look of a classic fire station Dalmatian. Jerry is dressed like one of the guys, complete with handlebar mustache!

Artist: Shanon Faber

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“Leo”

Location:
Lebanon Police Department
201 East Main Street
Lebanon, IN

About “Leo”:
The clean, smooth edges, colors represented, and of course the badge are meant to be a symbol of the men and women who put their lives on the line to serve and protect the people of Lebanon.

Artist: Rebecca Hundley

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“Rocket”

Location:
Memorial Park
Lebanon, IN

About “Rocket”:
Rocket is a representation of Lebanon resident Rick “Rocket” Mount. Rick Mount, arguably the greatest basketball shooter of all time, was a standout player at Lebanon High School and Purdue University, before joining the professional ranks. “Rocket” Mount can still be seen shooting and teaching the game, on these very courts!

Artist: Claire Haughton

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“Wave”

Location:
Seashore Waterpark
103 East Ulen Drive
Lebanon, IN

About “Wave”:
Wave’s tie-dye uniform represents a tribute to Seashore Waterpark staff. Its colors and expression strive to convey words like: “friendly,” and “responsible.”

Artist: Anita Gordon

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“Boone”

Location:
Boone County Economic Development Corporation
2030 Indianapolis Avenue
Lebanon, IN

About “Boone”:
Say hey to “Boone!” “Boone” is dressed for any and all occasions, thanks to the great Boone County Economic Development team! You can find “Boone” at the Boone EDC office, at 2030 Indianapolis Avenue, daily from 8 until 5. What will “Boone” be wearing next? Well, stop by and see for yourself. And see why life is #BetterInBoone

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“T-Cat”
Location:
1500 Garfield Street
Lebanon, IN
About “T-Cat”:

This tiger’s full name is, “T-Cat the Spirit Pride Tiger.” With its vibrant colors, you can’t miss “T-Cat.” This statue will not only catch your eye, it will mesmerize you, too. “T-Cat” inspires P.R.I.D.E. at Harney Elementary – literally! The school’s five core values are painted on “T-Cat’s” back:

P – Persistence
R – Respectfulness
I – Initiative
D – Dependability
E – Efficiency
Make plans to stop by Harney Elementary to meet “T-Cat!”
Artist: Harney Elementary Art Teacher Rachel Nguyen
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“Titus”
Location:
Lebanon Middle School
1810 North Grant Street
Lebanon, IN
About “Titus”:
Everyone, gather ‘round and come meet the newest addition to the city’s Tiger Trail! This is “Titus!” Titus resides at Lebanon Middle School! “Titus” was completed by students and staff at LMS. This Tiger’s name was voted on by the school’s student body! There are SO many cool aspects to “Titus.” The P.R.I.D.E creed can be found on the base of the Tiger. Also, the names of the students who lent their talents are written strategically around “Titus’” body! Stop by LMS to see this latest work of art around our city!
Artist: LMS Students & Staff

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“Cubbie”

Location:
Perry Worth Elementary School
3900 East 300 South
Lebanon, IN
About “Cubbie”:

The terrific staff at Perry Worth Elementary School has come up with a fantastic way to incorporate “Cubbie” into the school’s daily routine. From its P.R.I.D.E. Den, “Cubbie” not only welcomes students as they enter the school each day, “Cubbie” also serves as a reward for deserving students. Young people who display P.R.I.D.E. traits (P – Persistence, R – Respectfulness, I – Initiative, D – Dependability, E – Efficiency) get a special Perry Worth PRIDE Paw, a sticker, and their picture taken with “Cubbie.” Students’ PRIDE Paws are then drawn at random and winners receive a special t-shirt, and their picture is framed and displayed at the school!

“Cubbie” is an indoor tiger, so make sure you contact Perry Worth Elementary to check in before you visit.

Artist: Perry Worth Elementary School Staff

 

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“Thumbprint”

Location:

Mental Health America Boone County
1122 North Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN

About “Thumbprint”:

Thumbprint has a very, very unique story. According to Mental Health America, Thumbprint was born without stripes and without knowledge of her true future, the white tiger roamed the earth, looking for a purpose. Was she supposed to be the killer her species was made out to be, or was there a greater reason for her existence?
One day, she heard a faint whimper deep in the forest. Curious, she drew closer and detected the familiar odor of a human – a small child. What was she to do, investigate or run? Would her instinct take over, or would she be guided otherwise?
She cautiously rounded a tree and found a boy with tears streaking down his face. Suddenly, a vision of a young mother appeared, begging for help for her son. The boy smiled, and the mother’s spirit melded with the tiger’s spirit. Stripes began to appear on the tiger’s white coat, along with a thumbprint of the child that she now stood over. At that moment, Thumbprint knew her destiny was to be the protector of this child, and all other children who come across her path.
Thumbprint now rests in the care of Mental Health America of Boone County, forever keeping watch and protecting the children of our community.

Artists: MHA Boone County Staff/Students

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“MonArc”

Location:

The Arc of Greater Boone County
900 West Main Street
Lebanon, IN

About “MonArc”:

“MonArc” is a wonderfully lifelike and yet unique tiger statue. With words like: respect, purpose, partnership, community, and empowerment accenting this statue, “MonArc” represents all of the wonderful traits displayed by Arc of Greater Boone County residents and staff. You can find “MonArc” along west Main Street, welcoming everyone to the Arc campus. Stop on by to take a closer look at “MonArc,” and for more information on The Arc of Greater Boone County, visit their website: https://thearcgbc.org/

Artists: Arc of Greater Boone County Residents & Staff

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“Carnegie”

Location:

Lebanon Public Library
104 East Washington Street
Lebanon, IN

About “Carnegie”:

“Carnegie” is a limestone-looking tiger, whose look is a nod to its namesake, Andrew Carnegie. After amassing a fortune in the early 19th century, Andrew Carnegie spent the latter years of his life giving it away.  A portion of Carnegie’s wealth was used to build the Carnegie Library, which opened in 1905. The Lebanon Public Library was expanded in 1991 into what we see today. More history here. “Carnegie” is designed to appear as though it is made of limestone, a tribute to the beautiful limestone pillars that made the Boone County Courthouse famous. Pictures don’t do this statue justice. Make plans to stop by and see “Carnegie” for yourself!

Artist: Shanon Faber

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“Mary Ellen”

Location:

Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center
218 East Washington Street
Lebanon, IN

About “Mary Ellen”:

“Mary Ellen” is a beautiful blue stripped tiger with some wonderfully artistic features. “Mary Ellen’s” eyes are incredibly life-like, and the Sylvia’s CAC logo on her chest is hand-painted by the artist. This tiger was named “Mary Ellen” as a tribute to Mary Ellen Wilson, who’s life began tragically, but her legacy led to many positive child advocacy outcomes. “Mary Ellen” is very much worth a visit!

Artist: Shanon Faber

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“Melvin”

Location:
The Corner of Meridian and Washington
About “Melvin”:

Mercy! Would you look at ”Melvin!” “Melvin” is named for Melvin Jones, the founder back in 1958. The Lebanon Lions Club worked with local artist Anita Gordon to design this colorful tiger. As you can see, the downtown catenary lights really show off “Melvin’s” look. Click here to read more about Melvin Jones.

Artist: Anita Gordon