Old Hitler: 25-Foot-Long Shark

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Cortez, Florida

Sculpted from fiberglass and styrofoam by local artist Rose Lipke, "Old Hitler" was originally meant to hang outside an RV park under development in 2016. But the park fell through, and the giant Hammerhead Shark had to wait until 2018 before a new location could be found.

Old Hitler is legendary for his strength, and size, and meanness. According to local stories he once pulled a jeep off a bridge by clamping onto its tow wench, and his face bears scars from multiple bullets. He has never been caught, but Lipke's sculpture suggests otherwise, hanging upside down from a derrick. He looks terrifying.

Old Hitler: 25-Foot-Long Shark

Address:
4628 119th St. W., Cortez, FL
Directions:
East edge of town. From FL-684/Cortez Rd turn south at the stoplight onto 119th St. W. Drive to the parking lot at the end. You'll see Old Hitler hanging there.
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