Group seeks sculpture honoring snowboard company founder

LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — A historical group in Vermont is trying to raise more than $1 million to install a 30-foot-long cast-bronze sculpture honoring the founder of a snowboard company.

Sculptor Jason Dreweck tells Vermont Public Radio Jake Burton Carpenter and others built the first 300 or so snowboards produced by Burton Snowboards in Londonderry.

The company's first snowboard factory burned down a few years ago.

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society says it wants to install a sculpture telling people of the site's historical significance.

Dreweck says they want to acknowledge what he calls the "innovation" and "progression" of snowboarding. He says the sport's growth from a tiny barn in Vermont to the Olympics is something worth recognizing.


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