And One More on the Way: Mary Tyler Moore

Another in a series of  postings of possible places you might want to add to your Wilder conference trip. Some will be Laura related, others are just

Mary Tyler Moore

kind of neat tourist spots. Enjoy!

During the 20th Century, television used to be a uniter with 3 or 4 channels at most almost everyone watched the same shows while they were actively being produced. Add to this number the people who learned about once popular primetime shows through strip syndication (where a show would be offered on a local channel 5 times a week at a set time each day) and a vast percentage of the population knows the major classic 1960s shows like Mary Tyler Moore .

TVLand, a cable channel that specializes in showing classic mid-20th century shows, has begun a campaign to put statues of characters in iconic images as close to the setting of the show as possible. The Mary Tyler Moore Statue in the photo is just one of this series. Many exterior shots used on the show are still identifiable around the Twin Cities today. Guided bus tours are available that show you sites around. Most general tours will show at least some of the Mary sites. Find a good list with at least general directions on this site.

Mary, Sarah and the Beret

I really loved this statue so much that I went to visit, not once, but twice. In fact I must confess that I even bought my own wool beret, just so I can throw it in the air like Mary did in the opening of her show.


Sarah Throwing her Beret

Sarah S. Uthoff blogs at TrundleBed Tales; look for her on Twitter and YouTube and Blog Talk Radio
Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association, Vice-President and Membership Chair

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One comment on “And One More on the Way: Mary Tyler Moore
  1. Connie in Colorado says:

    Thanks, Sarah, for re-sharing this review from 2012. I’ve only been to the Twin Cities once and sadly had to miss this MTM statue. She was my role model in the 70s when I was a single working girl.

    RIP, dear Mary.