A replica of the Little Mermaid on the Rock in Copenhagen's Harbor patiently sits in Kimballton's city park. She gazes sadly at the splashing fountain, a very long way from her home in the sea.

Proud of their Danish cultural heritage, the citizens of Kimballton erected this tribute to the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen. "The Little Mermaid" fairy tale is one of Andersen's best-known and most-loved stories.