Gary Casteel

Gary CasteelMegan and her Segway tour today happened across Gary Casteel and his daughter at Pitzer Woods. Gary is the talented artist who sculpted of the statue of James Longstreet and his horse, Hero.

Gary regaled the tour participants with stories about “Jimmy” Longstreet and the statue. He explained, for instance, that he designed the statue to be at eye level so that people could really see and touch the General — whereas on most equestrian statues one can only see “whether the horse is a mare or a stallion”.

Gary left Megan with a signed copy of his book, “It’s About Time; Sculpting of the General James Longstreet Memorial” (Four Winds Studio, 1984).

Readers can find out more about Gary on his web site,

Thanks, Gary!

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