Winnie the Pooh Statue in White River

This Winnie the Pooh sculpture exists because White river is Winnie's hometown. That is, his creator lived here and conjured him up! It's quite a claim to fame to have such a famous childhood figure in your town. It's 15 feet high and weighs 2000 pounds. Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, a Canadian Army Veterinarian, purchased a Black Bear Cub at White River on August 24, 1914. He was on his way overseas. He named the cub "Winnie" after Winnipeg, Manitoba