Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach

New man on Main

Alpine Al the second took his position welcoming visitors to Smithers' Main Street Monday.

The second generation Alpine Al was unveiled Monday at his new home on the entrance to Main Street.

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce chipped in to hire the Terrace wood carver from JJ’s Woodart for the replacement icon made of red cedar from Kitimat.

Former Alderman Andy Stalker was on hand for the ribbon cutting. He helped acquire the original Alpenhorn Man in 1973 from Christina Lake, where it was after its original home at a motel in Rock Creek burned down.

The Smithers Lions Club made the purchase, and Stalker drove down in a station wagon with his son Glen to pick up the seven-foot original Al and his 10-foot horn (the horn was strapped to the roof).

The original statue is now in for repairs and may find a new home soon.

 

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