Menominee, Michigan: Boy and the Boot

Known locally as "Immigrant Boy" or "The Little Fireman." The original leaky boot boy was brought to town in the 1890s and stood in the private garden of a local brewery owner. This copy, donated by the brewer's family, is displayed indoors, with no water source.

Spies Public Library

Address:
940 1st St., Menominee, MI
Directions:
Inside the Spies Public Library. Next to the lake, on the northeast corner of 1st St. and 9th Ave.
Hours:
M, F 9-5; T-Th 9-8; Sa 9-1 (Call to verify)
Phone:
906-863-3911
Admission:
Free
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Boy with the Leaky Boot.

Boy and the Boot

A bronze duplicate statue of the Boy with the Leaky Boot is located at the Spies Public Library in Menominee, Michigan. The original was brought to Menominee by the late John Henes in the 1890s. The duplicate bronze statue was given to the City of Menominee by the Henes family.

[Bruce Gerber, 03/04/2007]

Even more confusing when the leaky boot isn't actually in a fountain leaking...

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