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Buffalo & Bison Statues (page 1)

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Jamestown, ND

This Buffalo statue in Jamestown was built in 1959 by Elmer Peterson. It is made from concrete over a steel frame. It is 26 feet tall and 46 feet long, making it the world's largest buffalo statue. The statue is dedicated to the vast herds of bison which once roamed the prairies. It was restored in 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Atwood, KS
Bismarck, ND
The Buffalo statue in Atwood was created by Pete Felten. The limestone statue was installed in front of the courthouse in 1980. [map]

This Buffalo sculpture in Bismarck was created by Bennett Brien from steel rebar. It was installed at the North Dakota State Capitol in 1986. [map]

Some of the statues shown in the rows below may have been produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI in the early 1960s. The variations may have been produced by making molds of the original statues.

Hurricane Mills, TN
Luverne, MN
This Buffalo statue in Hurricane Mills stands in front of Loretta Lynn's Ranch Kitchen.

This Buffalo statue in Luverne is located at Those Blasted Things, a gift shop which opened in 2001. [map]

Pensacola, FL
Driggs, ID
Oklahoma City, OK
This Buffalo statue in Pensacola is located at Frontier Motors. The statue has been there since at least 2008. [map]

This Buffalo statue in Driggs has been installed on the roof of this building since at least 2007 when the Gourmet Pantry occupied the space below. The building now houses Silver Peaks Realty. These photos are from 2014. This statue is obviously from the same mold as those shown in the row above. For more, see this website. [map]

This Buffalo statue in Oklahoma City was installed in front of a Coca-Cola plant in 2004. It was part of the Spirit of the Buffalo art project when dozens of buffalo statues were installed around the city. [map]

El Dorado, AR
Tupelo, MS
This Buffalo statue in El Dorado is installed on top of the Joe's Tire Service sign. [map]

This Buffalo statue in Tupelo stands in front of the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo. The park opened in 2001 and the statue might have been installed then. The statue has reflector eyes. [map]

Calumet, OK
These Buffalos are located at Indian Trading Post & Art. [map]

McAlester, OK
36 of these Buffalo statues were installed in front of businesses and schools around McAlester in 2010. They are supposedly bronze but they look more like aluminum statues to me. The first statue above is installed in front of a Farmers Insurance office. The second statue is located at the McAlester Masonic Lodge. For more, see this website. [map]; [map]

Madison, SD
Huron, SD
These Buffalo statues in Madison and Huron are at the two locations of Prostrollo new car dealerships. These fiberglass representations of "Big Medicine" were built by FAST. They are 12 feet tall and 20 feet long. The first one was installed in Madison around 1970 while the one in Huron has been there since 1987. The fur on top of both statues' heads was painted brown until sometime between 2012 and 2015. [Madison map]; [Huron map]

Sioux Falls, SD
This Buffalo was installed at Aqua One sometime between 2011 and 2018 where it stands today. The statue may have come from Buffalo Bill's Wild West restaurant in Sioux Falls which operated from 1968-1971. The restaurant had a buffalo statue as well as a giant Buffalo Bill statue. The Buffalo Bill statue was later moved to Cody's Tavern & Grill and is now located in Wasta, SD. [map]

Oacoma, SD
These three Buffalo statues are installed across the street from Al's Oasis, facing I-90. The pair shown on the left are much smaller than the one shown in the two photos on the right. They have been there since at least 2002 and have probably been there much longer. Al's Oasis opened there in the early 1950s. [map]

Center City, MN
Duluth, MN
This Buffalo statue in Center City stands in the field next to Eichtens Hidden Acres, which sells cheese and bison products. He is accompanied by a mouse statue. [map]

This Buffalo statue in Duluth is installed on a trailer near the Buffalo House Restaurant. Nicknamed "Burko the Buffalo, he participates in local parades. For more, see this website. [map]

Fred the Buffalo [gone]
Tucson, AZ
Gothenburg, NE
Morongo Valley, CA
Fred the Buffalo in Tucson was installed on a boat on the roof of Copper Country Antiques. The statue was painted different colors year-round. The store closed in 2015 and all the statues are gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This life-sized Buffalo in Gothenburg is made of 1,400 pounds of barbed wire. It is located in front of the Sod House Museum. The sculpture was created by Merle Block. It has been here since at least 1998. [map]

The Buffalo statue in Morongo Valley appears to be aluminum. It was installed on the roof of Willie Boy's Saloon sometime after 2012. This photo is from 2017. [map]

Prairie Bull
McCook, NE
Kearney, NE
This Prairie Bull bison sculpture was produced by Gary Ginther in 2000. It is installed in front of the Carnegie Library. The bronze sculpture is seven feet long. For more, see this website. [map]

This fiberglass Bison statue was created by Gary Ginther in 2002. It is 10 feet tall. The fiberglass statue was produced from a bronze sculpture by Ginther. Ted Turner, the media mogul, commissioned this statue after seeing a replica of Ginther's Prairie Bull sculpture in McCook. Turner owns the largest bison herd in the country. He had this statue installed outside his restaurant, Ted's Montana Grill, in Atlanta, GA. The statue was moved here in 2011, on loan, to the Great Platte River Road Archway. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Golden, CO
Grand Junction, WY
Lubbock, TX
This bronze Bison sculpture in Golden was installed in front of the Buffalo Rose Bar & Grill in 2005. Entitled "The Monarch", it was created by Buck McCain. [map]

This Bison sculpture in Grand Junction is entitled "Chrome on the Range II". It was built from car bumpers by Lou Wille and installed in 1989. [map]

This bronze Bison sculpture in Lubbock is installed at Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. It was created by Lisa Perry in 1994. [map]

Lander, WY
This Buffalo sculpture in Lander is installed in front of the Indian Territory gift shop. It was presented to the City of Lander in 1996. [map]

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