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Bull Statues (page 2)

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The fiberglass bull statues shown below are similar to those described on the previous page. They are about the same size, wear halters, and have their left hind legs in a forward position. However, they have slightly different heads and, more obviously, have fuzzy coats. The first examples shown below with message board signs on their sides were either produced for Sirloin Stockade restaurants or used extensively by the chain. The bull statue mascot was known as "Sir Loin." Sirloin Stockade was established in 1966 in Oklahoma City. This original location had a bull statue. By 2016, there were more than 80 locations in eight states. I believe there are only about 15 locations left. This fuzzy type statue was meant to represent Hereford cattle and were originally painted with red coats and white markings. Apparently, they were sold on trailers so that the statues could be moved around to different locations. These non-permanent trailers also helped businesses get around local sign codes.

Sirloin Stockade
Corsicana, TX
Sirloin Stockade
Ardmore, OK
These Sirloin Stockade locations in Corsicana and Ardmore are among only a few still-operating locations that still have these bull statues. [Corsicana map]; [Ardmore map]

Bull
Kingsville, TX (now Floresville, TX)
2011: 2018:
This Bull was parked in front of a Sirloin Stockade in 2011. The statue still bore the name "Sir Loin." Around 2015, the restaurant closed and the statue was moved to Jalou Ranch in Floresville, TX where he is visible from the highway. [map]

Bull [gone]
Joplin, MO
Bull
Davenport, IA
Bull
Odessa, TX
This Bull in Joplin was installed in front of the Guitars Rock N Country Bar. This photo is from 2010. The Bull was gone by 2012. Does anyone know where it wound up? There is a Sirloin Stockade in Rolla, MO that has a bull on top of its sign.

The Bull in Davenport is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. This statue has been removed from its trailer and installed permanently on the ground. [map]

This Bull in Odessa has stood in front of Sid & Sam's Original Steakhouse since at least 2007. [map]

Thomas Sign Co. [gone]
Manhattan, KS
Carol's Drive-in [gone]
Panhandle, TX
Domenico's Italian Restaurant
Osage Beach, MO
The Thomas Sign Co., Carol's Drive-in and Domenico's Italian Restaurant statues all have their original trailers. Thomas Sign is still there but the Bull was gone by 2013. This photo was taken in 2010. Carol's Drive-in has closed and the statue is gone. [Osage Beach map]

Bull [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Bull
Buttonwillow, CA
Bull
Las Cruces, NM
Saia's Super Meat Market
Mandeville, LA
This Bull in Oklahoma City stood on a trailer in front of D.J.'s Megawash when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2014, the statue was gone.

The Bull in Buttonwillow stands in a field and advertises for the Buttonwillow Land & Cattle Company. [map]

The Bull in Las Cruces is installed in front of Big Daddy's Flea Market. [map]

The Saia's Super Meat Market is mounted on a trailer in front of the store. From the looks of the tires, it doesn't look like the statue gets moved around at all. [map]

The Kow
Pittsburg, KS
Bull [gone]
Carlsbad, NM
Bull
Franklin, KY
The Kow advertises for the KKOW radio station. The statue was parked in front of the Fort Scott Community College campus when this photo was taken in 2010. The statue is apparently moved around town.

This Bull in Carlsbad was installed on the roof of Lakeside Meats. In 2017, it caught on fire and was destroyed.

This Bull in Franklin stands in front of Lucky Lotto at the Tennessee border. This is the only message board bull that I know of with horns. [map]

The fiberglass bull statues shown below are similar to those described above. However, they wear painted blankets instead of message boards. Just about all of these bulls have horns. Their halters are also different from the message board type. I don't know if these two types of statues were produced by the same company.

Frontier Motor Cars
Milwaukee, WI
Bull
Hot Springs, AR
The Frontier Motor Cars bull statue is located in the dealership's parking lot. The statue was originally installed at a Black Angus restaurant. [map]

This Bull in Hot Springs stood on a trailer in a parking lot when I took these photos in 2008. The statue didn't seem to have any affiliation with nearby businesses. I'm pretty sure this is the same statue that is at Taco Mama now.

Bull
Hutto, TX
Anthony's Steakhouse
Omaha, NE
This Bull in Hutto is installed at the Texan Cafe. The restaurant opened in 1996 a few miles east of town. At that location, this bull was a full-sized statue installed on a trailer. It was apparently a blanket type because of the horns and halter style. When the Texan Cafe moved here, "Ferdinand" was reduced to this trophy-style head. [map]

The Anthony's Steakhouse bull statue is installed on the roof. Unlike the other blanket-wearing statues described here, this one does not have horns. [map]

Bulls
Amarillo, TX
These two Bulls are located at the Big Texan Steak Ranch. The smaller, rooftop bull is the "meat market" type shown on this page. [map]

The blanket-wearing statues shown below do not have halters.

Bull
Adelphi, MD
Chef Louie's Steak House
& Lounge
Mitchell, SD
The Bull in Adelphi is located on the roof of the Golden Bull Restaurant. [map]

I believe Chef Louie's Steak House & Lounge has been here since the 1950s. This bull is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Country Smoke House
Almont, MI
Bull
Plymouth, WI
The Country Smoke House bull statue is also installed on a trailer in front of the restaurant. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

This Bull in Plymouth is installed at Farm Crest Auto & Storage. The statue was purchased from a meat market in Decatur, WI and moved here in the 1980s. [map]

More Sirloin Stockade Style & Trailer Bull Statues:
Town & Country Select (Bushnell, FL) [gone]
Brookville IGA (Brookville, IN)
Bull (Danville, KY)
Bull (Emporia, KS)
World's Finest Frozen Custard (Chesterfield, MI)
Unionville Livestock Market (Unionville, MO)
Stoney's Kwik Stop (Greenough, MT)
Sparky's (Hatch, NM)
Bull (Miami, OK)
Bull (Oologah, OK)
Bull? (Oxford, OH)

Big Bruce (Chesley, ON)

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