Bruceville, Indiana: Home of the Big PeachA scaled-down, but still towering, Washington Monument next to a 20-foot-tall peach. Built by Wilbur and Doris Yates in 1954 as a tribute to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Visitor Tips and News About Home of the Big Peach
The dent in the tower next to The Big Peach happened during a very large storm in which wind blew the tower over onto the peach. I have lived here and remember it happening when I was a teenager.[eugene williams, 02/02/2012]
A giant peach and dented yellow obelisk stand out in front of a market, where at the time watermelons were being grown.
Upon closer inspection of the peach, I noticed some flaking of the paint, and the edge of the leaves were beginning to crumble. However, overall it was still in great shape. The obelisk remains dented, but is holding its true form in the sun.[S. Greenwood, 09/16/2010]
This is a wonderful farm stand. The great Americana statue of the Big Peach and her Obelisk are evocative of the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, which were the symbols of that exposition and housed the City of the Future diorama.[MGM, 01/16/2010]
As a previous Bruceville resident, I can tell you that I took The Big Peach for granted. I believe I only went there one time during peach harvest; however, I will NEVER forget how big, juicy, and DELICIOUS those peaches were!
Anyone who lives near a "famous" landmark can tell you that they seem to overlook it, and I rue the fact that I didn't go more often, to purchase perhaps the world's finest peaches.
Go get them while you can! Get enough to put into freezer bags, so you may enjoy summer all winter![Gail Phillips, 09/18/2009]
My grandparents have owned the Big Peach for the last 33 years. It's been in our family for the last 44 and been around for almost 52. The monument and the peach have been there the whole time.
We're just a little country stand and take pride in all we do. Thank you to everyone who comes to visit us and we hope to see you again![Kathy, 04/23/2009]