BriarCraft left a comment on one of my photos so I went back looking for related stuff like the picture below that was taken the same day.
Then I got lost in Wiki:
especially the history of the town.
In 1876 my paternal ancestors had been a few years in B.C. Great Grandmother was born as they arrived and she would be about 14 years old.
1876 in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria was an uprising (suppressed) of local heroes against the Ottoman Rulers.
The large stone statues may commemorate these heroes or those of later struggles.