June 25, 1966
The statue Christ of the Ozarks was dedicated, although the folds of the robe took an additional three weeks to complete. Christ of the Ozarks is located in Eureka Springs (Carroll County) on top of Magnetic Mountain. The white mortar figure of Jesus Christ is seven stories tall and weighs almost two million pounds (about 540 tons). The statue is one of five giant statues of Christ in the world and one of only two in North America. It was sculpted by Emmet A. Sullivan and funded by the Elna M. Smith Foundation. Visible from a distance of 20 miles, the silhouette of Christ of the Ozarks appears to be a large, white cross.