In 1973, the citizens of Nebraska embarked upon the Nebraska I-80 Bicentennial Sculpture Project, which provided large roadside sculptures along Interstate 80. A controversial project, referred to as an outdoor sculpture garden, it was completed in 1976 as a lasting commemoration of America's Bicentennial. The sculptures are interspersed for approximately five-hundred miles throughout the state and located on alternate sides of the expressway at roadside rest areas.1
1. Lierley, Mary A., "Nebraska Interstate 80 Bicentennial Sculpture Project" (Ph.D. diss., North Texas State University, 1982), p. iii.