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."
Tombstone Canyon Rd, Bisbee, AZ
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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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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