Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Statue of Atlas, Shrugged

Atlas holding the world on his shoulders; on its base: "Fight to be free." Originally made for Jack LaLanne Fitness Centers, the salvaged fiberglass titan was half-paid for by a Wisconsin senator who views it as an inspiring protest against Obamacare.

Ganther Construction

Address:
4825 County Road A, Oshkosh, WI
Directions:
The statue stands on the front lawn of Ganther Construction. North edge of the city. US Hwy 41 exit 124. Drive south on Hwy 76 for one mile. Turn left onto County Rd Y/Sunnyview Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto County Rd A. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the parking lot entrance on the left.
Admission:
Free
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I work for The Atlas Society. When I first learned about this Atlas Shrugged statue, I researched more and found out that it was funded [in part] by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). I contacted him to talk about the story of the statue and his political career, which resulted in this interview.

[Laurie Rice, 07/30/2015]

In Laurie's 2013 interview (and elsewhere), Senator Johnson publicly declared his objections to Obamacare and his love for Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." But when the mighty Atlas statue hoists one globe too many and pops a double hernia, who's going to pay his medical bills -- the Senator? (The answer may be "yes" if Johnson has signed up for long-term statue care).

Atlas, Shrugged.

Atlas Shrugged

Big statue of Atlas in front of Ganther Construction, north of Oshkosh.

[Katie Kintner, 09/28/2013]

The statue was paid for by business owner Ben Ganther and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. According to Johnson, the slogan, "Fight to be Free," was added as a protest against Obamacare, which he views as a grave threat to America's freedoms. Johnson is a big fan of the Ayn Rand novel "Atlas Shrugged."

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