This was the first Alberta Icons I knowingly visited after becoming aware of the program. However, since then, I have made it a goal to visit as many icons as I can in my travels around Alberta. Many of the icons are little more than tacky tourist traps but that has never deterred me before. However that statue of 12 Foot Davis is not only historically interesting, it is well executed and beautifully placed in a charming park. Click on the link at the end of this entry for more information about the Albert Icon program. Or visit the new Geotourism Canada website for more info about
Peace River is known for a number of historic facts and legendary figures. One of the most famous figures was Henry Fuller Davis, nicknamed “Twelve Foot Davis,” by staking a 12’ claim between two other claims during the gold rush which netted Davis more than $15,000 worth of gold. He later built a trading post close to where the Town of Peace River stands today. The Twelve Foot Davis statue can be found at River Front Park in downtown Peace River.