Meet Big Sky
Gale & Mary Ellen Johnson
David & Marilyn Wichman
Opening Day June 2nd, 2001
Big Sky is a free spirit, a horse without borders. Pieces of Oregon and Montana mingle in this lively trotter whose creation is a heartfelt tribute to shared dreams and the powerful bond of friendship.
Inspiration for Salem's Carousel stems back to a community carousel in Missoula, Montana - the first fully hand-carved carousel to be built in the US since the 1930s.
Big Sky symbolizes the past, the future and the shared dreams, energy and love of the four sponsors who friendship bonded together to bring this gift to our community.