Michigan Statues

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Chesterfield, MI (now China Township, MI)
This Golfer statue was located in front of the Riverbend Driving Range. Just down the road from that is World's Finest Frozen Custard which has a mini golf with other fiberglass statues including a Muffler Man holding a golf club. In 2020, this Golfer was moved and now stands behind the Red Barn Vintage Market. In 2021, he was repainted. [map]

Bessemer, MI
This Skier statue advertises for the Big Powderhorn Mountain ski resort. It has been here since the 1960s. The statue was repainted around 2008. [map]

Mackinaw City, MI
This fiberglass Frontiersman statue is located at Trapper's Creek Adventure Golf. The mini golf was closed in 2021. I'm not sure if this statue is still there or if there are plans to redevelop the property.

Fisk Tire Boy [gone]
Flint, MI
Fisk Tire Boy
Detroit, MI
The Fisk Tire Boy statue in Flint was located inside the Dort Mall when this photo was taken in 2011. This statue is probably gone now.

The Fisk Tire Boy statue in Detroit is installed on the roof of Warholak Tire Service. The other statue there is located inside the shop's office. [map]

These statues originally held tires over their right shoulders and candles in their left hands. The character first appeared in advertising in 1914, using the slogan "Time to Re-Tire". These statues are probably from the 1950s. There are other examples in Rural Hall, NC (gone), Scottsdale, AZ, and Bakersfield, CA. For more, see this website.

Jesus Christ
Ossineke, MI
This statue of Jesus Christ holding the Earth stands at the entrance to Dinosaur Gardens. Paul Domke built this statue, the dinosaurs, and the Paul Bunyan statue down the road. Domke was a devout Lutheran and believed that Christ was the master planner of the earth which included the dinosaurs. For more, see this website. [map]

The Builders
Cassopolis, MI
The Builders sculpture is installed on the property of K&M Machine Fabricating. The tallest piece is 50 feet tall and the men are roughly life-sized. The sculpture was fabricated by K&M employees around 1979. It is dedicated to the men and women of the metalworking industry. [map]

More Michigan Statues:
Robin Hood (Davison)
Spirit of Detroit (Detroit) [map]
Procession to Hell (Dexter) [map]
Pizza Chef (Hartford)
Tubby's Sub Shop (Hazel Park & Royal Oak)
Robert Wadlow (Manistee)
Bigfoot (Munising)

Little Caesars (various cities)
Paul Bunyans (various cities)

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