The last of a dying breed.
The first monkey appeared in 1976 as a commission for a local waterbed store and a second followed soon after. They were created by Steve Larrabee a local sculptor and cabinetmaker who died in 2011. For reasons unknown the waterbed supplier to the denizens of Burlington was called The Emerald City. The monkeys would augment this Wizard of Oz theme. However, the store eventually changed hands and the monkeys went in to an imposed exile after around ten years on display.