Monday, June 16, 2008

Concrete Doughboy

This landmark is not exactly in Calhoun and it is not exactly vanishing, but it is interesting to say the least. This guy is located on the right side of Highway 53 as one approaches the Sonoraville Baptist Church from Calhoun... He appears to be made of concrete and iron. The line of buttons on the front of his shirt is actually an iron rod. He appears to once have held a rifle in his right hand and rested it on his right shoulder. However, the hand is not gone and a flag pole is strapped to his arm and leg replaced the rifle. I call him a Doughboy because of the style of helmet that protects his head. I am sure there is a history here.

1 comment:

Bob Linn said...

The concrete man was made by Cap McEntyre in the 1950's or 60's. He held a mailbox in his right hand. Cap was a cabinetmaker, woodworker, artist and collector of some note. Quite a guy.