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Tennessee Statues

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Ramesses
the Great
Memphis, TN
Laptop Guy [gone]
Chattanooga, TN
Laptop Guy [gone]
Jackson, TN
Printer
Nashville, TN
This Ramesses the Great statue is 20 feet tall. It was created from a mold of the Ramesses statue in Egypt. The statue was installed in front of the Pyramid Arena which was built in 1991. The building was used as a sports facility until 2004. It now houses a Bass Pro Shop. This photo is from 2010. In 2012, the statue was moved to the University of Memphis. [map]

The Laptop Guy in Chattanooga was installed on the roof of this First Tennessee Bank. These photos were taken in 2007. By 2014, the statue was gone.

The Laptop Guy in Jackson was installed on top of a billboard. This photo is from 2011. The statue is gone now. 17 of these eight foot tall statues were created in 2000 for First Tennessee Bank to promote on-line banking. For more, see this website.

This Printer and printing press are installed in front of Midtown Printing. Does anyone know how long this guy has been here? [map]

Nathan Bedford Forrest
Nashville, TN
In 1998, this 25 foot tall fiberglass statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest was installed next to I-65. The equestrian statue has aroused quite a bit of controversy since Forrest was a major figure in the founding and growth of the Ku Klux Klan. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern [gone?]
Nashville, TN
This singer/musician stands in front of Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern. He is about 15 feet tall. I believe he is called the "Big Man". Bobby's Idle Hour has been here since the 1950s but I don't know when the statue was installed. Although Google Maps shows this statue still there in 2016, this statue may be gone now. [map]

More Tennessee Statues:
Tom Lee (Memphis)

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