Two long-missing statues of waving mounted cowboys that once stood at the entrance to The Porter Ranch model home development in Los Angeles have been found, returned, and restored, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
The statues’ fates had been the subject of local myth and legend after they disappeared in the late 1980s. Rumor had it they’d been found in a Dumpster, seen in a field, and were even standing guard at the entrance to a mobile home park. They were recently found in Leona Valley, Calif., looking “worse for wear,” and taken back to the city.
Toll Brothers has funded the statues’ restoration, and plans to install them in a 50-acre city park that the builder is developing. For now, they are on display at the Valley Relics Museum. “They just loved them,” said Frank Su, division vice president for Toll Bros., referring to many residents’ memories of the horses. “The residents have been asking for them. We wanted to give them back to the community.”