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International Fiberglass Cowboy Statues (page 2)

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Cowboy
Woodstown, NJ
This Cowboy is installed at the Cowtown Rodeo arena and farmers market. It is believed that this statue was originally installed around 1967 at Sid Broughton Dodge in Wilmington, DE. At the dealership, the statue was known as "Marshall Sid", the dealership's mascot. This cowboy statue has a different head from the standard Cowboy models. International Fiberglass made a custom head modeled after Sid Broughton. The hat, belt, and gun were International Fiberglass stock accessories. These long sleeves also appear to have been custom. The statue was sold at an auction in 1975 and moved to its current location. [map]

former Cowboy
Rockwood, PA
2004:
2012:
From the shape of the brim of his hat, I'm going to assume this statue was originally a Cowboy. The statue is located at Scottyland Campground. It has been here since at least 1967. The statue has appeared different over the years: as a Cowboy, an Army Soldier, and a Scotsman. He has been an Uncle Sam since at least 2003. These statue has long sleeves like the one in Woodstown above. However, these are much cruder and were probably not created by International Fiberglass. The statue was repainted sometime between 2004 and 2012. He has a much darker complexion now.

Cowboy
Hatch, NM
This Cowboy statue has been standing in front of Franciscan RV since 2006. The owner, Teaku Nunn, bought him on eBay from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH where he had been in storage for several years. Prior to that, he was at an Ohio truck stop where he was dubbed the "Evil Stepfather". Western Reserve purchased and repaired the statue around 1990 but never actually displayed him. The statue originally had a rifle and cowboy hat. I don't know if Nunn still has the rifle. The hat leans against the statue's left leg since there was concern that it would blow off in high winds. This statue holds a miniature Winnebago RV. There are also two Mama Burger statues and a Soda Jerk at this location. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy
Las Cruces, NM
This appears to be a Cowboy model which is missing the cowboy hat. The statue is installed next to Big Daddy's Flea Market. He is missing both of his arms. This statue has been here since the late 1980s. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy
Farmington, NM
This statue appears to be a Cowboy model missing the cowboy hat. This statue has been in Farmington since the mid-1960s. It was originally installed at Western Tire. The statue has been located on the roof of Sun Glass since 2005. The statue's nickname is "Sunny the Big Man". He is dressed in different costumes throughout the year. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cowboy
Gallup, NM
This Cowboy statue stands on the roof of John's Used Cars. [map]

Cowboy
Lake George, NY
Cowboy
Wynnewood, OK
This Cowboy statue in Lake George is located at Magic Forest where he is known as "Pecos Bill". The statue has been heavily modified by the owners with chaps, a straggly beard, a vest, and a hat. The long sleeves were probably later additions as well. There are other International Fiberglass statues at Magic Forest including a Paul Bunyan and a Mortimer Snerd. For more, see this website.

This Cowboy statue in Wynnewood is located at Steppin' Out Western Wear. Just a few months after these photos were taken in 2011, the statue was knocked over and had broken apart. By 2013, the statue had been restored and reinstalled. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy

Rapid City, SD (2012):

Tucson, AZ (2017):
This Cowboy statue stood outside Stamper Black Hills Gold. He was nicknamed Big Ed in tribute to Ed Stamper, a past President of the company. Stamper Black Hills Gold was licensed to produce and sell Harley-Davidson jewelry. The statue was located here since at least 2000. I don't know if the pick-axe was an original accessory from International Fiberglass or if it was added later. In 2015, the store closed and the statue was auctioned off for $19,100. The statue was repainted and is now located at Cummings Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. The Harley-Davidson belt buckle is gone. The cowboy hat has been painted with an Arizona Wildcats logo. There is also an International Fiberglass Paul Bunyan statue in Tucson. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy
Sturgis, SD (now Vale, SD)
This Cowboy statue stands in front of the Full Throttle Saloon. The statue was previously located on the roof of a pawn shop in Wendover, UT. When he was there, he was painted like a rodeo clown. The statue is now accessorized with a cigar and mug of beer. These photos are from 2012. The Full Throttle Saloon was destroyed in a fire in 2015 but the statue was far enough from the building to not suffer any damage. The business was rebuilt about seven miles away and reopened in 2016. In 2017, the statue was moved to the new location in Vale. For more, see this website.

Cowboy
Boerne, TX
2008:
2011:
This Cowboy statue has been located at Jennings Anderson Ford since around 2001. The statue held a giant pipe which supported an advertising banner for the dealership. By 2010, the statue was moved to Jennings' new location. He was repainted at that time. By 2016, the statue was holding a branding iron with a star. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy
Spooner, WI

2007:

2011:
This Cowboy statue was known as "Mel" when he was at Mel's 66 gas station in town. He now stands in front of Bulik's Amusement Center, a go-kart and waterslide park. He's been here since at least the early 1990s. Sometime between 2007 and 2010, he was repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy
Livermore, CA
This Cowboy statue has been located in Livermore and used to advertise for the Livermore Rodeo since at least 1980. It is only on display in May and June. The extra large cowboy hat, at least the top part, does not appear to have been produced by International Fiberglass. The bandanna is also a modern addition. According to one credible source, this statue was previously installed at a Phillips 66 station and did not have the long sleeves. I don't believe any of the Cowboy or Paul Bunyan statues were produced with long sleeves. Those statues that do have them, seem to be later modifications. This statue is still on the original platform which International Fiberglass produced to make it easy to move these statues around to different locations. For more, see this website.

Cowboy
Hayward, CA
This Cowboy statue is located at Bell Plastics where there are many other International Fiberglass statues on display. The owner, Bruce Kennedy purchased the statue in 2013. It was previously located in Boonville, MO. This statue was installed at a gas station in Boonville around 1972. The gas station later housed an adult video store. The statue remained on the lot until it was sold in 2000 with the intention of installing it at the Children's Museum in Kansas City, MO. However, that plan fell through and the statue remained in storage until Kennedy bought it. When the statue arrived in Hayward, it was given a full restoration which included an airbrushed paint job. The statue has been named Big Don as a tribute to Kennedy's father. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cowboy
Calgary, AB (Canada)
This Cowboy statue is located at Calgary Tunnelling and Horizontal Augering. It has been there since around 1998. It was originally located at a Phillips 66 station in the U.S. By the 1970s, it was moved to a mobile home business in Edmonton, AB. When that business closed, the statue was moved to a farm. The statue was restored before being installed at Calgary Tunnelling. It still has the original belt and holster which is missing from most Cowboy statues. [photos thanks Corey Scheffler] [map]

More International Fiberglass Cowboys:
Fort Dodge, IA [gone]
Williamsburg, IA [gone]
Boise, ID [gone]
Dodge City, KS [gone]
Billings, MT: 1, 2, 3
Great Falls, MT
Las Vegas, NV [vintage; gone]
Grove, OK [in storage]
unknown location [gone]

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