Palmer Lake, Colorado: Dizzy, Lightbulb Carrying DogWithout Dizzy, Palmer Lake's big mountainside star would not have glowed as bright.
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Shining since 1935, the Palmer Lake Star is built on the slopes of Sundance Mountain west of Palmer Lake. It is comprised of 40-watt light bulbs in the shape of a five point star. It is 404.8 feet tall and 457.3 feet wide. It shines from darkness to dawn late November to New Year's Day. The Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department helps maintain the star. You can see the star from surrounding communities and visit the star by taking the I-25 exit in Monument and drive west on Highway 105 three miles to Palmer Lake.[Jack Anthony, 10/11/2012]
A holiday-augmented picture of Dizzy the Light Bulb Carrying Dog. According to the nearby plaque, in addition to light bulbs, he also carried tools for the workers.[Dom Chang, 01/25/2009]
Other photos of Dom's motorcycle eerily juxtaposed with tourist attractions can be seen at redlegsrides.blogspot.com.
Palmer Lake's very proud of their new statue, commemorating the canine citizen Dizzy, who helped shuttle light bulbs up Sundance Mountain to build the town's star in 1935. Now he's memorialized in front of city hall in a larger than life (300 lb, twice as large as a real german shepherd) bronze statue in front of the Town Hall. And yes, kids can climb on Dizzy.[Kelly, 11/03/2006]
The Palmer Lake Star is 500 ft. wide, on the side of Sundance Mountain. Dizzy's statue was commemorated in October 2006.