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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Enchanted Highway

Took a ride to the Enchanted Highway, round trip was about four hours long. I would have like to put the pic's in correct order based on the date of the sculptures but again I am in town using a free wifi and don't have a lot of time.
Geese In Flight 2001
Raised in June 2001, it is in the Guinness World Book Of Records as the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world. It was built of used oil well pipe and tanks. It weighs just over 75 tons.
The sun ray is 156 feet long and 110 feet tall. The largest goose has a 30 foot wing span and is 19 feet long.
The Deer Family 2002
Completed in 2001 and erected in 2002 this sculpture was constructed from old oil well tanks cut apart and welded together to form the shadow design. To fit through the streets of Regent, the buck’s front leg had to be cut off and rewelded on site. The buck is 75 feet tall and 60 feet long. The doe measures 50 feet tall by 50 feet long.
Grasshoppers In The Field 1999
The Grasshoppers In The Field was the fourth site erected and went up in the summer of 1999. They are a reminder of the hardships the farmers have overcome while making their living off the land.
The sculpture was welded from old fuel and oil well tanks. The larger grasshopper is 50 feet long and 40 feet tall.

Fisherman’s Dream 2006
This sculpture is a three dimensional sculpture that is constructed out of tin to form seven fish. In the fish swimming under the water scene, one can see a small mouth bass, walleye, catfish, northern, salmon, and blue gill which measure thirty feet long. The fish jumping out of the water is a 70 foot long rainbow trout.

Pheasants On The Prairie 1996
This sculpture took three years to complete. The rooster stands 40 feet high and 70 feet long. The Hen is 35 feet tall and 60 feet long, and the chicks are 15 feet tall and 20 feet long. The construction consists of a series of circular rings and piping to create the body frame. The frame work was then covered with heavy wire mesh.

Teddy Rides Again 1993
This sculpture is a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt’s part in North Dakota’s history. The sculpture was built of used well pipe. Teddy and his favorite horse ”Mulley”, stand 51 feet tall and weigh over 9000 pounds. It stands just south of Black Butte which is 3112 feet above sea level.
The Tin Family 1991
The Tin Family was the first sight erected on the Enchanted Highway. Built from used farm equipment, the area farmers spent hours of labor and welding to complete this initial achievement.
The Tin Pa stands 45 feet and is held up by 16 telephone poles. The Tin Ma has barbwire for hair, is 44 feet tall and is held up by 12 telephone poles. Junior is a mere 23 feet tall.
Entering the town where it all started.
Main street but don't blink or you'll miss it.
Oh yes, there is a gift shop.

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