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Artistic Landmarks in Pasadena, California

Pasadena Fork in the Road
Here is the LA Times Story about the same Fork.  Its officially sanctioned return was a little different from two years ago, when the 18-foot wooden fork mysteriously appeared in the fork in the road at St. John and Pasadena avenues.

Jackie and Mack Robinson
Jackie Robinson and his brother Mack Robinson attended Muir High School and Pasadena City College. Both were star athletes, but there was more to them than athletic prowess, as this monument across from City Hall suggests. Inscriptions on the backs of the heads highlight what they did and, more importantly, who they were: civic-minded men who continue to inspire all who come after them, not just African Americans.  To get a full appreciation of these artistic sculptures, they must be view up close as there are small details depicting different aspect of each brother's life incorporated into the surface. These are the work of Ralph Helmick, in collaboration with Stuart Schechter and John Outterbridge, whose dramatic works of art appear in cities across the United States. They were commissioned by the Pasadena Robinson Memorial Board in 2001. Native sons, Jackie and Mack Robinson are honored with these two nine-foot tall, 2700 pound sculptures by noted artist Ralph Helmick in front of Pasadena City Hall.  Located here.