Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 3, 2015
Wade Nachtigall Sculpture Donated To City Park
Metal Artwork Created At College Years Ago By 1987 CHS Grad
Stood Upright For The First Time Today In Collinsville City Park
Tharyn Nachtigall (left, Collinsville Pharmacist) and his son Wade Nachtigall had waited many years to see the sculpture finally raised, as it had been in storage since Wade created it as a college thesis project.
The sculpture started its journey to city park today by being moved out of Tharyn Nachtigall's work shop north of town. City of Collinsville staff took care of the heavy lifting and transport to the park as well as the final installation there.
A caravan of vehicles accompanied the sculpture on it's trip on a flatbed truck down 19th Street to the west side of the park Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015 ... arriving about 11am..
The park sculpture is bolted to a concrete base that was started Jan. 22nd with a hole dug into the sandstone.
Sample Previous Coverage
Jan. 21, 2014 Park Board:
Wade Nachtigall (creator of the proposed park statue) was present during the project priority discussion. He provided additional details on the anchoring and assembly of the status that has been in storage since 1993. Wade (a CHS grad & son of Tharyn & Marsha Nachtigall) is donating the steel sculpture and installation oversight. The city is to provide the hole and concrete and engineering review.

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On behalf of the City Park Board,
I would like to thank Wade Nachtigall for his generous donation to share his art work with the citizens of Collinsville, and thanks to the City Commission & Staff for making the installation in Collinsville City Park a reality. -- Ted Wright 2/3/2015