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Talk about a snow day! On February 26, 2008, town residents erected a towering snow woman, standing 122 feet, 1 inch tall—just a tad shorter than the Statue of Liberty. Named Olympia, she was made from 13 million pounds of snow and had eyelashes fashioned from skis, lips made from red car tires, and arms formed by two 30-foot spruce trees. Of course it’s erroneous to call the construction feat the work of a snow day; Olympia actually took a hundred or so volunteers about a month to complete. So why a snow woman? Because in 1999, the people of Bethel built Angus, King of the Mountain, who stood a then-record-breaking 113 feet, 7 inches.
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