An carved eagle on top of a tree trunk has been getting quite a bit of notice the past year from traffic on Center Street.
The eagle, in the front yard of the home of Helen Settle, has been screwed into the top of a honey locust tree which had to have its limbs removed.
"Every time I go to the grocery store people say 'Helen, I love your eagle,'" Settle said.
T-R PHOTO BY ANDREW POTTER
This eagle that rests atop a tree has been getting plenty of notice during the past year at the home of Helen Settle at 1304 S. Center St. in Marshalltown.
The eagle was carved out of a cedar log by artist Jim Teske of Union, who also puts pine brush for the look of a nest. It has been in Settle's yard since last spring.
Settle doesn't mind when people stop and take photographs of the eagle.
"I've had some people stop and say they want to make an eagle just like it," Settle said. "It's been real fun and I appreciate people who come to take a picture."
Not only is it visually appealing, it also is helpful when she is giving directions to her home for friends.
"I tell my friends if you go past the eagle, you've gone too far," she said.
Each Monday this summer the Times-Republican will feature stories on local landmarks that help make this area unique.