Statues of Women (page 1)

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Dolly Dimples
Silver Creek, NY
Fran's Hamburgers [gone]
Austin, TX
Dolly Dimples stands among the plaster statuary being sold in front of Valvo's Candies. She is about 12 feet tall. This giant waitress has been here since at least the mid-1970s. She is believed to have originally been just down the road at Pat's Drive-in, a restaurant which is now gone. Either this statue was installed at the Danbury Fair at some point or there were two of these statues produced. [map]

Fran's Hamburgers opened in 1973 as Dan & Fran's Hamburgers. This eight-foot-tall statue was installed on the roof of the drive-in canopy. It was created by Blue Genie Art in 1997. After the first photo above was taken in 2006, the statue was knocked over during a storm and damaged. At the end of 2008, it was repaired and reinstalled. The second photo is from 2011. Fran's closed in 2013. In 2014, the building was still vacant and the statue was gone. I read that the statue was moving to Fran's other location but now that has closed as well. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Waitress [gone]
Flint, MI
This Giant Waitress, aka "The Big Girl", stands on top of the sign at the Colonial Coney Island and Family Restaurant. She has been there since 1978. The statue is 13 feet tall. It was repainted sometime between 2007 and 2009. The photos in the top row are from 2006. The bottom photos are from 2011. In 2014, the restaurant closed and the statue was removed. In 2018, the statue was restored. It is now in a private collection in Davison, MI. For more, see this website.

Pie Woman
Frackville, PA
The statue of the Pie Woman and her clutching daughter were built for the Pot-O-Gold Diner in Hamburg, PA. When the diner closed, the statue was installed at its current location at Granny's Restaurant and Motel. It had been there since around 1986. The woman is about 15 feet tall. The child holds a decapitated doll. Around 2007, the figures were repainted orange and gold. This statue was most likely created by Rod Shutt who is responsible for many other giant statues including some described at this page. In 2022, the statue was put up for sale. It is now about a mile away, laying on its side, next to a thrift store. The new owner is trying to figure out what to do with the statue.

Elkins, WV
This statue of Minnehaha is about 10 feet tall. It has stood in front of Hiawatha's gift shop since 1983. The statue was produced by Frank Ours. It has fallen over a couple times and been repaired. [map]

Princess Noccalula
Noccalula Falls, AL
Native American woman
Erskine, MN
This bronze statue of Princess Noccalula is a memorial to a legendary Indian maiden. She jumped to her death in these falls when her father forbid her to marry the man she loved.

This Native American woman statue stands in front of the Crossroads Apartments which was previously known as the Win-E-Mac Motel. This concrete statue was built by Ernie Konikson in 1970. For more, see this website. [map]

Shoshone Woman
Ely, NV
This Shoshone Woman statue was created by Joe Pachak in 2002. It depicts a woman gathering pine nuts with a baby on her back. [map]

Pocahontas, IA
This Pocahontas statue, a reference to the Indian Princess and the town's namesake, was built in 1954. It stood in front of Nielsen's Souvenirs which operated out of a concrete teepee (now gone). The statue is 25 feet tall from the base of the platform to the top of her head and just over seven feet across at the skirt and shoulders. Pocahontas was designed by W.C. Ballard who also designed the Lucette statue in Hackensack, MN. For more, see this website. [map]

Coast Salish Woman
Tacoma, WA
Tampa, FL
This Coast Salish Woman wood carved statue is 20 feet tall. It was installed downtown in 2010 at the site of a former Puyallup tribal village. [map]

The bronze statue of Ulele is about six feet tall. The bronze bust of her is about eight feet tall. Both were created by Vala Ola. They were installed on the Ulele restaurant property in 2017. Ulele was the daughter of the local Tocobaga chief, Hirrihigua. She was responsible for sparing the life of Juan Ortiz, a Spaniard who arrived in the early 1500s with hundreds of sailors in an attempt to conquer Florida. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Native American Women:
Nickerson Farms (Picacho, AZ) [gone]
Cigar Store Indian Woman (Cambridge, MA)
Indian Maiden (Tiffin, OH)
Indian Maiden Head (Tiffin, OH) [map]
Dignity (Chamberlain, SD)
Malabeam Indian Maiden (Grand Falls, NB)

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