“Jack the Burro” was sculpted by Frank Seckler of zogdesign.com in Taos, New Mexico, after being commissioned by El Dorado Plaza in 2011.

The word burro is derived from the Spanish word “borrico," meaning donkey.  Each outpost in the Spanish Empire utilized burros such as Jack for pack transport, hauling wood, and pulling carts.  Burros were often piled high with loads of corn shucks for fodder, wood from the mountains, or balanced with casks of a locally produced whiskey called “Taos Lightning.”  The sculpture is dedicated to the beasts of burden who honorably served the people of Taos and Northern New Mexico for many centuries.