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Someone told me that Harvard students pee on the shoe of John Harvard at night after the tourists are gone because the tourists all touch the shoe for good luck. I do not know if this is true...but I did learn that no one knows...More
Rub the food....not thanks. I was told that this statue belongs to some guy who no one knows the name but it is certainly not Mr. Harvard. So I just passed the foot rubbing and went strait to the yard for a good walk.
Stop and pay homage…..
Otherwise, who cares? Touring HArvard and the area around it is a wonderful adventure and if you are doing that, then the statues makes sense… Have a guide or guide book to understand the history and architecture. And it is all...More
This is situated in the Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard students jokingly refer to this as the statue of the three great lies because of the information carved at the bottom of the statue. It states that John Harvard, Founder, 1638. However, Harvard was...More