Cottonwood, Idaho: The Idaho County Farmer

His arm raised in cheery hello, a 500-pound metal man of the soil greets travelers. Shot with bullets multiple times and moved twice, he now stands on a back road under close watch.

The Idaho County Farmer

Powerline Rd, Cottonwood, ID
From US Hwy 95 at the south end of Cottonwood, turn east onto E Rd (There's a green highway sign pointing north toward Lewiston and south toward Grangeville and Boise). Follow E Rd for a little over five miles, through several turns (and a merger with Powerline Rd). You'll see the Farmer on the left.
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Idaho County Farmer

The Idaho County Farmer was originally located about five miles outside of Grangeville along Old Highway 7. Riddled with bullet holes, he has been repaired and moved to Don Tacke's home approximately five miles outside of Cottonwood, on the north side of East Road. Turn off Hwy 95 onto East Road (Cottonwood junction). Stay left at the dumpsters. He's next to the road, you can't miss him.

[Sue T, 09/08/2013]
The Idaho County Farmer

I grew up in the area and know a little something about The Idaho County Farmer, also called The Ironman by the locals. He was commissioned by Don Tacke as a tribute to farmers in the area. Maurs Uhlorn did the sculpting. He is made up of 500-lbs of scrap metal, another 500-lbs for the base.

On Aug 1st he was set up, 9 months after vandals stole him and he was later found down in Kamiah in an empty lot. He was repaired and now stands in Grangeville just off highway 95.

[Marli Crocker, 10/28/2008]

The Idaho County Farmer.

The Idaho County Farmer

Welded metal "farmer" waving at passing traffic. I think it's someplace on ID-13 between Kooskia and Grangeville. No place to park, left the bike on the road in traffic, wife on it, took a couple of quick pics, no notes. Looks to be new or newly painted, I'd guess he's about 10 feet tall.

[David Carlson, 09/04/2005]

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