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Minnehaha
Elkins, WV
This statue of Minnehaha is about 10 feet tall. It has stood in front of Hiawatha's gift shop since the mid-1980s. The statue was produced by Frank Ours. It has fallen over a couple times and been repaired. [map]

Princess Noccalula
Noccalula Falls, AL
Native American woman
Erskine, MN
This bronze statue of Princess Noccalula is a memorial to a legendary Indian maiden. She jumped to her death in these falls when her father forbid her to marry the man she loved.

This Native American woman statue stands in front of the Crossroads Apartments which was previously known as the Win-E-Mac Motel. This concrete statue was built by Ernie Konikson in 1970. For more, see this website. [map]

Pocahontas
Pocahontas, IA
This Pocahontas statue, a reference to the Indian Princess and the town's namesake, was built in 1954. It stood in front of Nielsen's Souvenirs which operated out of a concrete teepee (now gone). The statue is 25 feet tall from the base of the platform to the top of her head and just over seven feet across at the skirt and shoulders. Pocahontas was designed by W.C. Ballard who also designed the Lucette statue in Hackensack, MN. For more, see this website. [map]

Coast Salish Woman
Tacoma, WA
This Coast Salish Woman wood carved statue is 20 feet tall. It was installed downtown in 2010 at the site of a former Puyallup tribal village. [map]

More Native American Women:
Picacho, AZ [gone]

Mammy's Cupboard
Natchez, MS
Mammy's Cupboard was built as a restaurant in 1940. The 28 foot tall black woman has a 20 foot wide skirt. The skirt was originally painted yellow and Mammy's skin tone was coal black. The restaurant was built as a tourist attraction addition to Henry Gaude's Shell gas station. There were originally pumps in front of the building. Gaude drew the sketch and built the structure out of wood and tin. The bricks and wood came from a torn down cotton gin. Mammy's eyes were illuminated with light bulbs and horseshoes were originally used as earrings.

In 1943, the restaurant closed and was used for storing hay. In 1947, it reopened as a drive-in with carhops. The gas pumps disappeared sometime after the late 1970s, although they had ceased operating long before that. In the 1990s, Mammy's paint was peeling badly and her arms had fallen off. She has since been restored. The restaurant is still open for lunch. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Statue of Liberty
El Monte, CA
Statue of Liberty
Las Vegas, NV
Statue of Liberty
Milwaukie, OR
Statue of Liberty
Seattle, WA
The fiberglass Statue of Liberty replica in El Monte is 23 feet tall. It was installed in 1987. The statue was donated to the city by a Taiwanese immigrant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas was installed in the Liberty Square strip mall in 1981. The base housed the Statue of Liberty Pizza restaurant. Coincidentally, there is now a Liberty Tax office in one of the strip mall's storefronts. For more, see this website. [map]

There is also a larger Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas. It is located at the New York, New York Casino. The statue was built in 1997 and is half the height of the real statue in New York City.

This Statue of Liberty in Milwaukie is located next to Mikanikmyk Auto Services. It was installed in 2006. The statue is about 30 feet tall and stands on a 20 foot tall base. [map]

This Statue of Liberty in Seattle was created in 1952. It is about six feet tall, excluding the base. The statue was built during a Boy Scout campaign where about 200 Statues of Liberty were installed around the country. For more, see this website. [map]

More Statue of Liberty Statues:
McRae, GA
Leavittsburg, OH
Rapid City, SD

Mermaid [gone]
Little River, SC
This Mermaid statue was part of the sign at the Curious Mermaid, a home and garden gift shop. The mirror and comb are mermaid symbols, representing female vanity. These photos are from 2007. The store closed in 2008 and the statue is gone.

Mermaid Gift Shop
Kissimmee, FL
Mermaid
Mounds View, MN
The Mermaid Gift Shop must have been designed at the same time and built by the same folks responsible for the giant wizard gift ships in Kissimmee and Orlando. [map]

This fiberglass Mermaid in Mounds View is 30 feet tall. It is installed on the roof of the Mermaid Entertainment and Event Center. The statue was built in 1967 for the Mermaid Supper Club, the original name of the place. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Mermaid Statues:
Rainy Lake, ON

Pioneer Woman
St. Paul, MN
Venus de Milo
Lakewood, CA
Lady Desert
Rhyolite, NV
The Pioneer Woman stands at the Minnesota State Fair as a tribute to Minnesota women. It was created by Gordon Shumaker and installed here in 1959. For more, see this website.

This Venus de Milo sculpture was carved in 1989 by Norman McComb from a tree stump in his front yard. The statue is about seven feet tall. The house is now owned by different people but the sculpture remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Lady Desert, officially entitled "Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada", is a 25 foot tall sculpture made of cinder blocks. It was created in 1992 by Dr. Hugo Heyrman. This nude woman was done in a pixelated style. For more, see this website.

Bliss Dance
San Francisco, CA (now Las Vegas, NV)
This Bliss Dance sculpture was built by Marco Cochrane in 2010 for the Burning Man Festival. The dancing woman was 40 feet tall and made of stainless steel mesh. At night, the sculpture was lit with slowly changing colored LED lights. It was installed at Treasure Island in San Francisco in 2011 and removed in 2015. In 2016, the sculpture was installed in Las Vegas. For more, see this website. [map]

Mary Tyler Moore
Minneapolis, MN
Ice Skater [gone]
Culver City, CA
Maria's Nightclub
San Jose, CA
The life-sized bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore was installed downtown in 2002. It depicts Moore's portrayal of Mary Richards in 1970s sitcom known as the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The statue stands in nearly the exact location where the actress threw her hat into the air during the show's opening sequence. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This Ice Skater is about nine feet tall and stood on the roof of the Culver Ice Arena. The Culver Ice Arena opened in 1962. It was originally known as the Culver City Ice Rink. This fiberglass statue was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s for the Ice Capades office in Hollywood. There, the statue spun on a block of ice over the entrance in front of a huge neon sign. The statue is believed to have been modeled after Donna Atwood. Atwood was a figure skating champion and Ice Capades star in the 1940s and 1950s. In the late 1960s, the statue was moved to the West Covina Ice Arena. It was moved to Culver City in the early 1980s. The skater was stationary and illuminated with spotlights at night. The Culver Ice Arena's steel and backlit plastic sign was built when the rink opened. It is about sixty feet tall and features stylized snowflakes. In 2014, the Culver Ice Arena closed. In 2016, the statue was removed by site's new tenant, Harbor Freight. It is being stored for now.

Maria's Nightclub features this female statue on the roof. It is about 10 feet tall. I'm guessing that the statue was built in conjunction with the sign which appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know how long the statue has been here or anything else about it? [map]

Virgin Mary
Santa Clara, CA
Virgin Mary
New Castle, DE
The Santa Clara and New Castle Virgin Mary statues were created by Charles Parks. They are about 34 feet tall and made of stainless steel. The Santa Clara statue was commissioned in 1982 and stands on the grounds of the Our Lady of Peace Parish. The fifth photo in the top row shows a smaller version of the statue on the church grounds. It appears to have been created by Parks as well. [map]

The New Castle statue was installed in 2007 on the grounds of the Holy Spirit Parish. The statue is also called "Our Lady Queen of Peace". For more, see this website. [map]

Parks created a similar statue in 1999. Known as "Our Lady of the New Millennium", it travels around to different parishes in the Chicago area. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Windsor, OH
The Our Lady of Guadalupe statue was built in 1995. Including the angel and base below, it is 50 feet tall. The statue is installed in a farmer's field behind the Servants of Mary Center for Peace. The white globe topped fence surrounding the lake in front of the statue is meant to represent a string of rosary beads. For more, see this website.

Mariam Mother of Life Shrine
El Cajon, CA
The Mariam Mother of Life Shrine was built in 2003 at the St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church. It depicts Mary and the baby Jesus. For more, see this website.

Maria's Taco Xpress
Austin, TX
Mama's Used Cars [gone]
Charleston, SC
Maria's Taco Xpress opened around 2005. This statue of "Loca Maria" is installed on the roof. It was modeled after Maria Corbalan, the restaurant's owner. [map]

Mama's Used Cars uses this likeness of their 80-something owner in its signs and advertising. This photo of this 25 foot tall inflatable statue was taken in 2007. "Big Mama" was installed around 2005 but, by 2013, she was gone. For more, see this website.

More Statues of Women:
Lady in the Lake (Elberta, AL)
Go Go Girl (San Diego, CA) [gone]
Pioneer Mother of Kansas (Liberal, KS)
Cigar Store Indian Woman (Cambridge, MA)
Virgin Mary (Millerville, MN)
Rosie the Riveter (Woodridge, NJ)
Indian Maiden Head (Tiffin, OH)
Cowardly Lion Amazon (Port Royal, SC)
Indian Mermaid (Salado, TX)
Malabeam Indian Maiden (Grand Falls, NB)
Ukrainian Woman (Canora, QC)
Cowgirl (St. Henri-de-Taillon, QC)

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