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Kallio Kalervo - Jätkä-patsas (1955)

  • Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: A. Torvinen

    Kallio Kalervo - The Lumberjack (1955). Photo: A. Torvinen

Kallio Kalervo - Jätkä-patsas (1955)

Located in Jätkänpuisto at the western end of the bridge, the Jätkä-patsas donated by the company Kemi Oy is one of Rovaniemi's best-known sculptures. The statue's lumberjack has symbolised Rovaniemi for decades and is rightfully situated on the shores of a river that is widely known for its traditions in log floating. Kalervo Kallio has turned the lumberjack into a hero of labour. The drawknife and log depict what a lumberjack's work was typically like in the 1950s. On May Day, the statue is given a white student cap to wear and graduates celebrating the day sing songs at its foot.

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