Bisbee, Arizona: Virile Copper Miner Statue

Dedicated to "those virile men," the copper miners. Erected in 1935. A local artist was paid $180 to make the copper-covered concrete statue. Locals call it "Iron Man."

Address:
Tombstone Canyon Rd, Bisbee, AZ
Directions:
From the north on Hwy 80, take the first exit after the tunnel (West Blvd). Turn right and follow West Blvd -- which quickly turns into Tombstone Canyon Rd -- for just over a mile. After you pass a Circle K the statue will be on the right, in a little traffic island in front of the Cochise County Court House.
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Miner statue.

Virile Copper Miner Statue

The copper miner statue is easy to find. It's located in a very cute part of town.

[Jenn, 02/18/2020]

Virile miner.

Virile Copper Miner Statue

Just a statue by an intersection. See only if you're going to Bicycle House.

[todd kelley, 05/15/2010]

Not very large, but we'd marked this for investigation because of the distorted body and the plaque dedicating it to "those virile men," the copper miners. A local artist was paid $180 in 1935 to make the copper-covered, bare-chested figure.


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