Bull Statues (page 3)

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The fiberglass bull statues shown below have neither message board signs nor blankets. I believe these statues were made by Sculptured Advertising of Sparta, WI starting around 1957. The same company made the Sirloin Stockade bulls described on the previous page and marketed to other businesses.

Bull [gone]
Verona, NY
Fort Worth, TX
Broiler Steak
Dallas, TX
Kelly's Steak and Seafood
Boalsburg, PA
This Bull statue in Verona was installed in front of Joel's Front Yard Steak House when this photo was taken in 2009. The garland-wearing bull was named "Lucky". Supposedly, a tractor trailer carrying the statue broke down in the parking lot many years ago which paved the way for his acquisition. In 2014, the restaurant was renamed the Stampede Steakhouse & Saloon. In 2016, there was a devastating fire. The statue was unharmed but then, in 2018, it was nearly stolen and was moved to storage. By 2018, the restaurant had been demolished. I have no idea what happened with the statue.

The Chuy's bull statue has been here since the restaurant was known as the Dixie House Cafe. [map]

Charco Broiler Steak has been here since 1963. This bull statue, nicknamed "Sonny the Steer", is located on the restaurant's roof. [map]

There is another rooftop bull at Kelly's Steak and Seafood. The bull statue was here when the place was previously known as the Boalsburg Steak House. [map]

Bull [gone]
Ringgold, TX
Lanning's Food Center
Plainview, MN
Bull [gone]
Winston-Salem, NC
Tallahassee, FL
This Bull statue at Lonestar Hereford Ranch was confined to a cattle pen when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2013, the statue was gone.

The Bull at Lanning's Food Center is located in the parking lot. [map]

The Bull statue in Winston-Salem was installed next to Thrift Way Meats & Produce. He was still there in 2019 but gone in 2021.

The Bull statue in Tallahassee has been located at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum since at least 2007. [map]

Kelsey's Steak House
Valparaiso, IN
Mercer Livestock Auction
Mercer, PA
Winston's Sausage
Chicago, IL
Gilboa, OH
Kelsey's Steak House features "Howie" the 24-foot-tall bull. He was originally located at Howard and Sons Meats in Schererville, IN. In 1995, he was moved to Kelsey's. In 2005, they opened a new location just down the block and brought him along. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bulls in Mercer and Gilboa are further examples of the "woolly" type. [Mercer map]; [Gilboa map]

The Winston's Sausage bull statue is installed on the roof. [map]

Purple Sage Rib Company
Cortez, CO
Blossom the Bull
Binghamton, NY

Steer Inn RV Storage [gone]
Oologah, OK
These three statues are like those described above but they do not have horns.

The Bull at the Purple Sage Rib Company is located next to the road. [map]

Blossom the Bull is located at the Discovery Center. It was previously installed on the roof of the Vestal Steakhouse and Seafood Grill in Vestal, NY. The statue was moved here and repainted in 2004.

This statue in Oologah stood next to the Steer Inn RV Storage building. I don't know where it came from but it had been there since at least 2007. It may have come from a Steer Inn Family Restaurant. There were at least three locations in Oklahoma. The small chain was established in 1969. This statue was gone by 2021.

Houston, TX
Branding Iron
Family Restaurant [gone]
Durant, OK
Baby Bull's Restaurant
Pontiac, IL
The Bull in Houston is installed on top of the sign at Power Tires & Wheels. In 2008, the building housed the El Torito Mexican Restaurant. This Bull was there then. This statue may have looked like the other two statues in this row but reworked with a rougher coat and a bent right front foot. [map]

These two statues on the right are different from those shown above. Their halters, coats, ears, and faces are different and their hind legs are next to each other.

The Branding Iron Family Restaurant bull statue was installed on top of the business' sign poles. The restaurant around 2021 and this statue is gone now.

Baby Bull's Restaurant features this statue. He does have a rather juvenile look. He probably had a real chain under his chin instead of a painted one like the one in Durant. [second photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

Mike's Barbeque House
Nacogdoches, TX
Bull [gone]
Indianapolis, IN
The Bull at Mike's Barbeque House is installed on top of the restaurant's sign. This statue is similar to the two described above but with a different face, curlier coat, and no halter. These photos are from 2011. The statue was blown off the roof in 2015. He was repaired and reinstalled in 2016. [map]

The Bull at Karman Produce in Indianapolis was similar to those described above. Although it was about the same size, the body and face are different. The nostrils are unique. The statue was brightly painted and stood on a trailer among the lawn ornaments when these photos were taken in 2005. By 2010, the statue was gone and a BBQ stand had replaced the produce stand. I'm told that the bull was sold to someone in Fort Wayne. For more, see this website.

More Fuzzy Bulls:
Winston-Salem, NC [map]

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