Stamford, Texas: Dinosaur Sculptures

Artist and mayor Johnny Anders made the 22-ft. tall T-Rex and other dinosaurs out of junk auto parts.
Address:
701 N. Swenson St., Stamford, TX
Directions:
The T-rex stands just north of Anders Paint and Body. On the north edge of town, on the west side of Hwy 6/N. Swenson St., across the road from a Pizza Hut.
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Scrap metal dinosaur.

Dinosaur Sculpture

T-Rex looks good as new as of December 2016! There are several others throughout the town.

[BCarman, 01/22/2017]
Dinosaur Sculptures

It seems to have fallen into some disarray and has collapsed under its own weight.

[Joe Rapp, 05/16/2015]

The 25-ft. tall T-rex toppled in a wind storm a few years ago. Other sculptures are still visible.

Dinosaur Sculptures

I came across a very tall and furious-looking T-Rex! I was traveling through Stamford, Texas for the first time in my life and was surprised to see such a sight! Then only a few minutes later (a street or two down the road) I came across two insect sculptures and another dinosaur sculpture sitting across the street from a beautiful park with a pond named Harmon Park also in Stamford, Texas. The upright T-Rex dino was next to an old auto shop owned by Johnny Anders (the man who made these sculptures). The other three appear to be: a medium sized dinosaur with a little bucket seat attached for photo-ops, a centipede, and a praying mantis. All of these appear to be made of auto parts.

[Amber Harkins, 02/13/2009]

Johnny Anders is not just a builder of dinosaurs and giant bugs, he's also the mayor of the town. His T-rex stands 22 feet tall.

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