Christ of the Ozarks
Dedicated in 1966, this 65-foot statue was created by artists Emmett Sullivan and Adrian Forette.
Backstory and Context
The Christ of Ozarks began as part of a larger plan for a Biblical theme park by Gerald L. K. Smith, a controversial figure in his time who opposed Franklin Delano Roosevelt's decision to enter the war against Germany. Today, Gerald L. K. Smith is buried at the foot of this statue.
“Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898–1976) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas.” Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898–1976) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas, www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1767. Accessed 26 Aug. 2017.