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North Dakota Statues

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World's Largest Tin Family
Regent, ND
The World's Largest Tin Family were created by Gary Greff who has built many other sculptures around town. They were built in 1991. The mother and father are about 45 feet tall and the son is 23 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Theodore Roosevelt
Watford City, ND
Viking
Fort Ransom, ND
Viking
Fort Ransom, ND
This bust of Theodore Roosevelt is about 20 feet tall. It was originally installed at Presidents Park in Lead, SD which closed in 2010. In 2012, the owner of the Roosevelt Inn & Suites bought this head and had it installed at his hotel. These giant heads were all created by David Adickes. [map]

The first Viking statue in Fort Ransom shown above was built in 1972 by William Warll and installed on Pyramid Hill. It is about 25 feet tall and made of wire mesh and fiber tape. It was originally painted black and is known as the Black Viking. For more, see this website. [map]

The second Viking statue in Fort Ransom shown above is located at Thor's Old Mill Bar & Grill downtown. It appears to be carved from wood and has been there since at least 2011. [map]

Big Gene
Garrison, ND
Big Gene was installed around 1982 at the Garrison Golf Club. The statue is 16 feet tall and made of sheet metal. It was originally painted orange and blue. For more, see this website. [map]

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Mandan Chief Sheheke-shote
Washburn, ND
This sculpture of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Mandan Chief Sheheke-shote is installed at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The 12-foot-tall steel sculptures were created by Tom Neary from 2000-2004. Lewis & Clark were sustained through the winter by the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians. [map]

Sodbuster, San Isidro
Fargo, ND
This seven-foot-tall fiberglass statue of Sodbuster was created by Luis Jimenez from 1979-1982. Sodbuster is slang for farmer and San Isidro is the patron saint of farming. The statue depicts a plowing farmer with his pair of oxen. It was installed downtown in Northern Pacific Park. The statue was in bad shape in 2002 and put in storage. It was restored from 2016-2019 and installed in City Hall Plaza. [map]

More North Dakota Statues:
Knight and Dragon (Regent)
Abraham Lincoln (Williston) [gone]

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