Evan Barkis recently installed the two wooden horses at Lewis and Clark State Park on October 3 as part of his Eagle Scout project. The horses were originally built by a craftsman with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) sometime between 1933 to 1937. Wear and tear over the years and the work of a vandal put the horses out of commission in 2001.
Evan decided to make the restoration of the rocking horses the focus of his Eagle Scout Project. With the help of family, friends, other scouts and community members, he finally reached his goal. Although the Lewis and Clark State Park is closed for the winter, the rocking horses are home again and will be available for children’s play next spring.