While the statue may not have originally been designed to represent Chief Wapello specifically, it has, for more than 125 years, been used to represent the county's namesake.
The chief is currently reclining in the lobby of the Wapello County Courthouse, in a sort of display/storage situation. Visitors to the courthouse stop to view the locally famous sculpture and occasionally take a photo. He'll be back on his perch overlooking the county someday soon, Parker said.
"We’ve told the lift company to be on notice."
— News reporter Mark Newman is on Twitter @couriermark