International Fiberglass Cowboy Statues (page 3)

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

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. The statue may have been installed in Oklahoma originally as a Phillips 66 Cowboy. In the early 1990s, he was moved to a truck stop in Ohio 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 nearby. For more, see this website. [map]

Las Cruces, NM
This appears to be a Cowboy model which is missing the cowboy hat. The statue has been installed next to Big Daddy's Flea Market since the late 1980s. His arms were removed and put in storage elsewhere so that the large sign could be installed on front of him. For more, see this website. [map]

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]

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

Cowboy [gone]
Lake George, NY
This Cowboy statue in Lake George was originally installed at the Danbury Fair. It was probably a Paul Bunyan statue originally and then heavily modified for the Fair with chaps, long sleeves, a straggly beard, a vest, and a hat. The statue was sold to Magic Forest where he was known as "Pecos Bill". There were other International Fiberglass statues at Magic Forest including a Paul Bunyan and a Mortimer Snerd. However, in 2018, the owner auctioned off most of the statues at the park with the assistance of American Giants. This Pecos Bill statue was in bad shape. The chaps, hat, etc. disintegrated as the statue was being moved. In 2021, he was being restored for a TV show. After that, he was returned to American Giants. He will probably be sold. For more, see this website.

Wynnewood, OK
2011: 2020:
This Cowboy statue has been located at Steppin' Out Western Wear since around 2008. Just a few months after these 2011 photos were taken, the statue was knocked over and had broken apart. By 2012, the statue had been restored and reinstalled. It was originally on the roof but it is now on the ground. For more, see this website. [map]


Rapid City, SD (2012):

Tucson, AZ (2017 & 2018):
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 at a different location in Tucson. Around 2024, his pick-axe was stolen. He now holds a giant wrench. For more, see this website. [map]

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. 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. [map]

Boerne, TX
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]

Spooner, WI


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]

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]

Buck Atom Space Cowboy
Tulsa, OK
This Buck Atom Space Cowboy statue was created by Mark Cline. The body was produced from broken pieces of an International Fiberglass cowboy statue that came from Edmonton, AB. Cline added custom features like the jet pack and helmet. The rocket was created by a local artist, Chris Wollard. The statue was installed in front of a former gas station which now houses Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

More International Fiberglass Cowboys:
Fort Dodge, IA [gone]
Williamsburg, IA [gone]
Boise, ID [gone]
Dodge City, KS [gone]
Las Vegas, NV [vintage; gone]
Grove, OK
Pomeroy, WA (was Billings, MT): 1, 2, 3 [map]
unknown location [gone]

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