Other Giant Things (page 10)

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Elk City, OK
Carefree, AZ
Holbrook, AZ
The Kachina in Elk City stands in front of the National Route 66 Museum. It is 14 feet tall and made of painted oil drums and pipes. It was built in 1962 by Johnny Grayfish. It originally stood in front of the Queenan Trading Post in Elk City. It was restored in 1990 and moved here to the museum. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kachina in Carefree is a 39-foot-tall representation of a Hopi Indian doll. It is made of reinforced concrete and weighs more than 14 tons. This Kachina has been here since at least 2002. According to one source, it was built in the mid-1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kachina sign in Holbrook is located at the Rock Factory souvenir shop. [map]

Gallup, NM
Kachina [gone]
Las Cruces, NM
Kachina [gone]
Williams, AZ
Syracuse, NE
The Kachina in Gallup has been here many years. It is installed at the Greyhound bus station facing I-40. Sometime between 2006 and 2011, the base was removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kachina in Las Cruces was located at Bowlin's Old West Trading Post. This photo is from 2012. It appeared to be gone by 2014.

The Kachina in Williams was one of two at the Canyon Gas Trading Post & Restaurant which was built in the 1970s. Everything was demolished in 2017. For more, see this website.

This Nutcracker is installed next to a gas station. The statue has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Nutcrackers:
Roseburg, OR
Orange, VA

Sock Puppet [gone]
Throckmorton, TX
This Sock Puppet was made by Joe Barrington in 2015. These photos are from 2018. By 2019, the sculpture was gone.

Lakeside, CA
Cardboard Box
Wichita, KS
This Envelope is installed in front of Southland Envelope Company. The company built this facility in 2000. The Envelope was probably built at that time. [map]

The Cardboard Box in Wichita was originally installed for the Love Box Company. In 2005, the company was bought out by Pratt Industries which updated the name on the box. [map]

Cardboard Box
McCart Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Cardboard Box
White Settlement, TX
Cardboard Box
Longhorn Rd.
Fort Worth, TX
Cardboard Box
Plano, TX
The All Storage Cardboard Box prototype on McCart Ave. was really just a canopy. It was built around 2014. In 2021, Public Storage bought out All Storage and these boxes have all been repainted with the new name. [map]

The larger, complete Cardboard Boxes for the All Storage locations in White Settlement, Fort Worth, and Plano were built soon after that. They have been repainted for Public Storage. [White Settlement map]; [Fort Worth map]; [Plano map]. For more, see this website.

Atomic City, ID (later Norris, MT; now gone?)


This Boombox had been abandoned in a field since at least 2012. It evidently advertised for KXRO-AM which is in Aberdeen, WA. How it wound up nearly 800 miles away in Idaho, I have no idea. It may have been used as a remote studio. By 2015, it had been moved to Norris. In 2023, it was reported to be stolen. [map]

Colby, KS
Miami, FL
This Boombox trailer in Colby was located at the KXXX radio station when this photo was taken in 2023. It is probably moved around to the other NWKS radio stations and used for special events. It is known as their "Rolling Radio." [map]

This Boombox in Miami is a small building which has been painted with advertising since at least 2008. By 2011, it had been painted as a boombox. This is the third version. [map]

More Boomboxes:
Gibsonburg, OH

Colorado City, TX
The Microphone stands in front of KVMC, an AM radio station. It is believed to have been built in the 1960s. It was restored and repainted around 2016. [map]

More Microphones:
Nashville, TN [gone]

North Richmond, CA
This Gramophone is 35 feet tall and made of wood and steel. The "La Victrola" sculpture was built by the American Steel Studios in Oakland for the Burning Man festival in 2016. In 2017, it was displayed there again and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco. In 2022, it was moved permanently to Point San Pablo Harbor in North Richmond.

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