Ames, Iowa: Giant Pitch Fork (Gone)

30 feet tall, and ready to pitch some serious hay.
North of the Target store parking lot on SE 3rd street in Ames. From Interstate I-35, go West on Hwy 30 to Ames. Turn North on the Duff Avenue exit. Travel one mile North on Duff and you will see the Target store on the East side of the road. Park in the Target lot and walk across the street to see the pitch fork.
May 2013: Reported gone.

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Giant Pitch Fork

I was there this last weekend checking out everything in the area. Much to my compatriots dismay, the Pitch Fork is no longer there. The Target is there as is a giant field, but no pitch fork. Unless we just missed it, but being 30 feet and all, I doubt that happened...

[Ashley Craig, 05/04/2013]

Clarence Martin, who built the 41-foot-tall pitch fork -- and ran the steel fabrication shop next door to it -- died in late 2009. He worked out of a railroad caboose, and, according to his obituary, was building a six-foot-long gold-plated ear of corn at the time of his death. He will be missed.

Pitchfork with holiday lights. Giant Pitch Fork

And they light it up for the holidays!

[Mark, 05/11/2010]
Big pitchfork. Giant Pitch Fork

A very large 5-tine pitch fork was constructed in 2003 by a local welder.

[Bill Diesslin, 05/04/2008]

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