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Danbury’s Uncle Sam stretches his legs again

February 28, 2019 GMT

DANBURY — The Uncle Sam statue is on the move again — this time to Litchfield County for restoration work.

The Danbury Public Works Department posted photos and video to Instagram Wednesday, showing the 38-foot-tall statue being loaded onto a trailer and driven to the town of Harwinton. The statue will be restored there by vendor Robin’s Graphics.

According to DPW, the vendor discovered that Uncle Sam had “a whole [other] face.”

“His old face was built over a whole bunch of newspaper from 1974,” DPW posted on Instagram. “His old face has some crazy eyes.”

On Dec. 20, Uncle Sam returned home to Danbury after more than 35 years at the Magic Forest Amusement Park in Lake George, N.Y., which took in more than 600 figures from the Great Danbury State Fair after it closed in 1981.

After returning back to Danbury two months ago, Uncle Sam was stored in a hanger at the Danbury Airport so it could be restored.

kendra.baker@hearst.com