Denver, Colorado: Concrete CowboyWhoever made him remembered to bow his legs. Little details like that matter in a big cowboy.
Visitor Tips and News About Concrete Cowboy
The cowboy was designed and built by my grandfather, John Sutton. It was originally planned as part of a theme park that never materialized.[Siobhan Burtlow, 01/09/2013]
The 25-foot-tall cowboy has stood in this spot for over 50 years.
As a boy, my family (and extended family) lived in the trailer park with the cowboy out front. There were my parents, my two older sisters, my older brother, and my younger brother, living in a 28 foot trailer. That was sometime between 1954 and 1956. Dad was a sheet metal worker and we traveled all over the place seeking work. I was young, born in 1950, and I loved the cowboy. Glad to hear it is still standing.[Jim Breedlove, 10/28/2012]
Concrete cowboy now stands alone at the entrance to the trailer park. The building that once stood at his feet has been razed, and the partner oversees Federal Boulevard all alone.[The Flying Armadillo, 08/27/2010]
Denver's Concrete Cowboy was still in good shape in June 2010. You will note that the building behind him has been demolished since the earlier photos were taken. The location is Federal Blvd (US 287), one block south of Interstate 76.[Robert MacLeay, 07/25/2010]
Here is a picture that I took a couple months ago. It is the Muffler Man mutant located in Denver... actually Federal Heights (suburb of Denver).[Mike Paige, 11/24/2000]
November 2006 - We heard via emails this statue has been targeted by Marlboro cigarettes and its ad agency as one of the answers in a trivia quiz/scavenger hunt for loyal smokers. The prize is ONE MILLION dollars. There are now questions about the statue's "real" location, since apparently ONE MILLION dollars might lead some folks to confuse or misdirect. Our advice: 1) Look at the aerial photo view and find the bow-legged shadow. 2) Don't call the RV Park office. 3) Leave the prize money for someone who needs to buy a new pair of lungs more than you do.