LONDONDERRY, Vt. â€” A historical group in Vermont is trying to raise more than $1 million to install a 30-foot-long cast-bronze sculpture
Sculptor Jason Dreweck tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2iUJH8H ) Jake Burton Carpenter and others built the first 300 or so snowboards produced by Burton Snowboards in Londonderry.
The company’s first snowboard factory burned down a few years ago.
The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society says it wants to install a sculpture telling people of the site’s historical significance.
Dreweck says they want to acknowledge what he calls the “innovation” and “progression” of snowboarding. He says the sport’s growth from a tiny barn in Vermont to the Olympics is something worth recognizing.
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The Associated Press