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5.

2000 
FROM PLOWS TO PLOWHORSE 

Corner of Centre St + Stephen Ave

Variously referred to as the steam-punk Clydesdale and the mechanical horse, this rusty statue officially answers to Powder the Plow Horse. He was built by American sculptor Dixie Jewett out of old farm machinery and arrived in Calgary via flatbed truck from Sedona, Arizona.

 

6.

2001 
SPACE COWBOYS

9 Ave SE

Canada’s astronaut Chris Had­field serves as Stampede Parade Marshal. A dozen years later after a sensational YouTube filmed ride in space, Canada’s rock star astronaut joins a rare circle of two-time marshals that includes Mickey and Minnie Mouse.