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December 17th, 2020

Phil the Window Washer

Phil the Window Washer is located Marquette in Michigan’s Marquette County. Upon a bench in a small park sits a life sized sculpture of the Marquette icon Phil Niemisto. Phil has spent years washing merchants windows never asking for compensation. There is a plaque next to the sculpture that reads “Phil became an icon in […]

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December 17th, 2020

Jilbert's Dairy Cows

Jilbert’s Dairy Cows are located in Marquette in Michigan’s Marquette County. At Jilbert’s Dairy you will find three large cow statues affectionately dubbed the Jilly cows. One perched atop a silo drawing you in for some fresh ice cream. Another stands in a lovely shaded picnic area. There is a stool beside this giant cow […]

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December 17th, 2020

Old Ish

Old Ish is located Ishpeming in Michigan’s Marquette County. This Native American Statue made of zinc was erected in 1884 and originally stood atop a drinking fountain. The base stands eight feet tall while the statue itself is six feet tall. It had three drinking fountains for humans, dogs and horses to quench their thirst and has since […]

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December 17th, 2020

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap is located in Ishpeming in Michigan’s Marquette County. Outside this gift shop you’ll find many of their innovation displays. “Gravel Gertie” is the largest motorized tricycle possibly in the world. “Big Gus” is the world’s largest working chainsaw measuring an astonishing 22 feet, 11 inches long, 6 feet high and weighing […]

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December 17th, 2020

Shrine of Bishop Baraga

The Shrine of Bishop Baraga is located in L’Anse in Michigan’s Baraga County. Bishop Baraga is also known as “The Snowshoe Priest”. It is a giant copper statue standing about 60 feet (18.2m) high holding a pair of 28 foot (8.5m) tall snowshoes atop a cliff overlooking Keweenaw Bay. The figure pays tribute to Frederic […]

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December 17th, 2020

Snow Stick

This super sized snow stick is located 3 miles (4.8km) north of Mohawk in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. The snow stick is over 30 feet tall on the side of highway 41 and resembles a large thermometer. The record high snowfall for the area was in the winter of 1978-79 reaching an incredible 32.5 feet (9.9m). […]

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December 17th, 2020

Kearsarge Ship of Stones

The Kearsarge Ship of Stones is located in Kearsarge 2 miles north of Calumet in Michigan’s Houghton County. Along Highway 41 sits a stone ship commemorating the U.S.S. Kearsarge. It was built in the 1930s by the WPA and was constructed of left over building materials. The town was named after the ship that was […]

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December 17th, 2020

Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow - Peter Toth Indian

Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow is located in Wakefield in Michigan’s Gogebic County. It is a Chippewa Indian head carved from a single piece of pine by Peter Toth in 1988. Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow translates to “Leading Man” in Chippewa. It is one of 74 sculptures in Peter Toth’s “Trail of the Whispering Giants” collection where there is at least one […]

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