Wyoming Giants

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Sheridan, WY
Giant Buddha
Rock Springs, WY
This Weightlifter statue is installed on the roof of the Body Shop Tan & Tone. [map]

This Buddha statue is located in front of Buddha Bob's Bar. The bar opened in 1955 and is part of the Sands Chinese & American restaurant. I don't know when the statue was installed. I think the figure represents Hotei, a Japanese god, not Buddha. [map]

Sumo Wrestler
Rawlins, WY
This Sumo Wrestler statue is located at the Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse. The restaurant opened and the statue was installed in 2021. This statue might have come from a Sapporo Japanese Steak House where there are identical examples in Rock Springs, WY, Sheridan, WY, Gilette, WY, and probably elsewhere. [map]

There is a similar Sumo Wrestler statue in Longmont, CO. There was a similar Sumo Wrestler statue in Salt Lake City, UT.

Jim Bridger
Fort Bridger, WY
This 8-foot-tall, bronze statue of Jim Bridger was created by David Alan Clark and installed in 2008 at the Fort Bridger State Historic Site and Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Jim Bridger [gone]
Lander, WY
Abraham Lincoln
Laramie, WY
This wood-carved statue of Jim Bridger was carved by Jim Dickinson. It was installed in front of Melody Liquor around 2000. The log came from Dubois, WY. By 2018, the liquor store and statue were gone. For more, see this website.

This bust of Abraham Lincoln was built in 1959 by Wyoming's Parks Commission to celebrate Lincoln's 150th birthday. The bronze sculpture was created by Robert Russin. The head is about 13 feet tall. The sculpture was originally installed at Sherman Summit on the Lincoln Highway. It was moved here in 1969 when I-80 was completed. For more, see this website. [map]

Kemmerer, WY
This Couple stands in front of Bob's Rock Shop. The wood carved statues have been there since around 2003. The owner of the store purchased the statue of the man in Shoshoni, WY. Shortly after that, he bought the statue of the woman just outside of Kemmerer. For more, see this website. [map]

Cowboy and Cowgirl
Afton, WY
Mountain Man
Afton, WY
These Cowboy and Cowgirl statues point the way to downtown parking. They were created by Jonathan The Bear Man. [cowboy map]; [cowgirl map]

This Mountain Man stands in front of the Mountain Valley Gallery. The statue was created by Jonathan The Bear Man whose work is featured inside and outside the store. For more, see this website. [map]

James Cash Penney
Kemmerer, WY
This nine-foot-tall, bronze statue of James Cash Penney, the founder of the J.C. Penney department store chain, was originally installed the lobby the headquarters in Plano, TX around 1992. In 2021, when the Plano location closed, the statue was moved here. The first store opened in 1902 in Kemmerer as a Golden Rule store. The name was changed to J.C. Penney in 1913 and the store remains in operation. The statue is located in a park in front of the original store. [map]

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