Fred Gipson who wrote the 1956 novel Old Yeller was from the town of Mason. In the following year Walt Disney made a movie version of the book. I know I saw the movie but I was only nine years old at the time so don’t remember much about it. I do know it is not a happy story. I looked it up in wikipedia.
I was right. Not a happy story.
The library in Mason has this statue out in front. There isn’t any write-up about it.