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Pig & Hog Statues (page 2)

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Giant Piggy Banks [gone?]
McClure, IL (also Memphis, TN)
These Giant Piggy Banks are installed at The Pony, a strip club. They were created in 2002 by Turtle Transit. The pigs are made of fiberglass. There is also an oinking soundtrack. The pigs were commissioned for the True Majority by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream fame, to protest the Pentagon's budget surplus. The larger piggy bank represented the Pentagon budget while the smaller ones represented the budget for education and world hunger. The mobile pigs were paraded around the Northeast, Florida, Iowa, and probably other states. I don't know how or when they wound up in Illinois. I believe the pigs were still in use by the True Majority in 2007. That year, the organization merged with USAction. So, the pigs were probably sold at that point. According to the management at The Pony, they bought the pigs around 2007, possibly from a barbecue restaurant. In 2015, the pigs were driven to Memphis to The Pony's other location for the Memphis in May festival. However, recent Google Street View maps don't shoe these Piggy Banks at either location. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Piggy Bank
Hatch, NM
2012: 2017:
This Piggy Bank advertises for Sparky's restaurant. The 15 foot tall fiberglass statue was installed in 2010. After a legal battle with the city, the pig was granted a sign exemption and was allowed to remain. Around 2016, the pig was moved across the street from Sparky's with several other statues. [map]

Petal & Piglets [gone]
Sioux Falls, SD
Babe [gone]
Sioux Falls, SD
Razorback Hog
Benton, AR
Petal & Piglets and Babe were part of the 2008 Sculpture Walk downtown. These photos are from 2008. Petal & Piglets was created by Carrie Quade. Babe is the work of Mary Zimmerman. I believe both of these sculptures are gone now.

There are two of these small Razorback Hog statues installed on poles in front of I-30 Concrete & Sales. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville uses the razorback hog as its mascot. Images of "Big Red" appear throughout Arkansas. [map]

Rachel
Seattle, WA
The giant bronze piggy bank statue is known as Rachel. It was created by Georgia Gerber and installed in front of Pike Place Market in 1986. The statue was modeled after a real pig named Rachel. Donations deposited to the statue go to the Pike Place Market Foundation which supports low-income and elderly downtown residents. [map]

Billie the Piggybank
Seattle, WA
Billie the Piggybank is also located at the Pike Place Market. This bronze statue was also created by Georgia Gerber. It was originally installed at the Market Heritage Center in 2000. It was moved here in 2011. Donations deposited through the slot in Billie's back go to low-income charities. [map]

Maximus Minimus
Seattle, WA
The Maximus Minimus food truck was designed and built by Colin Reedy in 2009. The food truck features pulled pork sandwiches and is moved around town to various locations. For more, see this website.

Giant Pig
San Antonio, TX
This Giant Pig is installed on a pole at Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse. It was built in 2011. The head and tail are an addition to a mushroom-shaped sculpture for Augie's that had flames and a painted pig head. For more, see this website. [map]

Sham Hock
Ventura, CA
Sham Hock is a 20 foot long inflatable green pig. He had been the mascot for Ventura's St. Patrick's Day parade since 1990. These photos are from 2015. In 2017, the pig split a seam and could not be repaired. In 2018, a new pig was built. "Sham Hock 2" looks the same but is a brighter green.

Giant Pig
Shelton, WA
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
Rancho Mirage, CA
This welded metal Giant Pig was installed in 2011 in protest of an increase in County property taxes. [map]

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse opened in 2002. These three bronze pigs are located outside the restaurant. Their names are Lilly, Rose, and Lucky. [map]

Razorback Hog
Fayetteville, AR
This Razorback Hog statue is located at the University of Arkansas at the Razorback Gardens. The statue was produced by Nancy W. Couch and dedicated in 2006. There are several other razorback statues on campus. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Razorback Hog
Berryville, AR
This Razorback Hog is installed on a trailer and is or was most likely used in parades. It appears that his legs moved somehow. This guy is located near Country Bazaar Honey but I don't know if there is any relationship with this business. Does anyone know more about this statue? [map]

More Pig Statues:
Clearwater, FL [vintage, gone]
Dawsonville, GA [map]
Des Moines, IA
Villisca, IA
Spencer, IN
Garden City, MI
Dittmer, MO
Cincinnati, OH
Philadelphia, PA
Clarksville, TN [gone]
Pigeon Forge, TN
San Antonio, TX
Edgehill, VA: 1, 2
Hopewell, VA

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