Nuptual bliss at the big rooster.

Fiberglass rooster thrown off bridge; recovered

An 8-ft. tall fiberglass rooster, a landmark in Two Harbors, MN for 40 years, was found smashed on the rocks below a bridge in Duluth. Police have no suspects currently, but the statue was reported seen in the back of a pickup speeding southeast on Highway 61 toward Duluth earlier in the week.

Owner Weldon Johnson retrieved the wounded statue and returned it to its nesting spot at Weldon's Gifts. Unfortunately, with the legs destroyed, the rooster could only lay on its side. Johnson is considering having drastic repair work performed, or acquiring a replacement rooster.

Two Harbors is also the home of the Sandpaper Museum, a Big Indian carved by Peter Toth, "Burko" the ceramic buffalo, and the 20-ft. tall "Pierre the Voyageur.

[04/26/2003]

Weldon's Gifts

Address:
1065 Hwy 61 E., Two Harbors, MN
Directions:
Weldon's Gifts. On the north side of Hwy 61 E., on the west edge of town.
Phone:
218-834-3462
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