Meet Thunder

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Sponsored by:

Garrett, Hemann, Robertson, Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy PC Attorneys

With students fro Schirle and Richmond schools

Pose: 

Prancer

Position:

Inside Ring

First Ride:

Opening Day - June 2nd, 2001

Legend has it that when dragons roar, their cries rumble through the sky like thunder. The imaginative power of such fables is the creative seed for Thunder, a carousel horse inspired by the fantastic realm of childhood dreams.

From the beginning, the Salem Riverfront Carousel board had set aside two horses that would be designed by schoolchildren - one to represent an elementary school, another to honor a secondary school. 

At the 1999 Salem Art Fair, students from throughout the city were given a chance to vote on a name for this mystical mount. Inspired by the legend of the dragon's roar, "Thunder" was a favorite. In keeping with the scholastic theme, Thunder's primary carvers all shared a background of working in education.