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Alabama Statues

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Giant Boy
Athens, AL
Vulcan
Birmingham, AL
This fiberglass Giant Boy stands in front of Country Lane Discount, a grocery store. He is about 19 feet tall. He used to hold a shopping bag with his right hand but that was replaced with a flag. These photos are from 2007. Around 2011, the statue was repainted. He now has a yellow shirt and red overalls. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Vulcan is 56 feet tall and was produced in 1904 for Birmingham's exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. His head, shoulders, and torso were made proportionately larger than his lower half so that he would look normal to folks walking directly underneath him. His near nudity was considered vulgar to the citizens of Birmingham when he was moved there so he was intalled on a pedestal and more strategically clothed. From below his hilltop perch now, which is more of a side view, his dimensions are much more out-of-whack. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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