Lyon County’s Own Freedom Rock In Place In George

Date posted - August 30, 2013

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George, Iowa — The Freedom Rock is in place in George and has been painted with four beautiful murals. The artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II started with a boulder near Greenfield, Iowa and has now decided that there should be a Freedom Rock in every county in Iowa.

We talked with George Chamber President Scott Heibult, who tells his feelings about the Lyon County Freedom Rock at Locker Park in George.

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Heibult tells us a little about the process.

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Heibult says unlike the original Freedom Rock in Greenfield, the other Freedom Rocks will not be re-painted with new scenes every year, so they used a very long-lasting paint with the hopes of enjoying the artwork for many years.

Heibult gives us an idea of what the Freedom Rock looks like.

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Heibult says the community was very impressed both with Sorensen’s work and with the man himself. He says Sorensen tended to draw a crowd when he worked — especially kids.

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The Lyon County Freedom Rock is located on George’s north side in Locker Park. Locker Park is along County Road A34, or 210th Street — also called Dakota Avenue in George.

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