Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stanberry Strange


Strange animals watch the passersby on US Highway 136 in rural northwest Missouri. When my mother was cleaning out my grandmother's home she had to drive through Stanberry, MO and was so surprised that she had to pull over and take a picture or two.

A local resident, fond of welding, created various animal sculptures ranging from cattle to a dinosaur. These are created out of scrap metal, old milk jugs and oil barrels to name only a few. I rediscovered this photo yesterday and decided to look the town up on the internet. It seems that the sculptor is a local celebrity ! I'll post a link that will display some of his other works.
StanderryAnimals

Rural Missouri Website

2 comments:

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Oh, that's great! Have you ever seen the water tower in Collinsville, Il that's shaped like a catsup bottle? It would be right at home by this guy's house. I've got a pic of it somewhere. I'll see if I can get it up.

Kathy said...

I love the ketchup bottle but have never seen it. Maybe we'll take a road trip with my granddaughter this summer, assuming gas is reasonable.