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Great Passion Play hits end of run; statue dark

Money dries up; site deeded to bank

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 12:34 a.m.

The lights on the Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs have been shut off as part of the forfeiture of The Great Passion Play property to Cornerstone Bank. The 7-story-tall statue, sculpted by Emmet Sullivan, was completed and dedicated in 1966.

Gates are locked to visitors at The Great Passion Play site in Eureka Springs, and the iconic 67-foot statue of Jesus is no longer lighted after dark.

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