Washington cast in bronze
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer
As a young physician, David Fairbanks would often travel to Washington County with his wife to work at a local clinic.
Though they settled in the Washington, D.C., area, the couple never forgot community they grew to love 35 years ago.
"I remember coming to Hagerstown on U.S. 40 and we'd pass the Red Horse (Steakhouse). I never forgot that horse," said Fairbanks.
Fairbanks and his family returned to Washington County Sunday to honor the community they still admire with a sculpture of George Washington created by his late father, the renown artist Avard Tennyson Fairbanks.
The nearly nine-foot bronze bust of the nation's first president was unveiled Sunday afternoon near the entrance of Washington County Fine Arts Museum overlooking Hagerstown's City Park lake.