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West Burlington, Iowa: Enormous Human Spine (Gone)

A replica of a Goliath-size human spinal column stands behind a chiropractic clinic, hopefully not in need of adjustment. July 2017: spine gone; victim of the elements, or poor posture?

Rexroth Chiropractic Clinic

US Hwy 34 exit 259, visible behind the Rexroth Chiropractic Clinic on Mt. Pleasant St.
July 2017: Fallen, only one vertabra remains.

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Enormous Human Spine

Nothing special, my daughter wouldn't even leave the car to come see it.

[Ashley, 01/08/2016]

Spine carved from tree trunk.

Enormous Human Spine

The spine is right behind Rexroth Chiropractic. My wife and I wandered around back, and she was the first to figure out what it was. The spine is carved out of an old tree. Painted white, it's a pretty good approximation of a spine.

We passed by again that night on the way out of town; it is indeed lit up.

[Steve, 09/13/2010]
Enormous Human Spine

This enormous replica of a human skeleton sits proudly along Highway 34 in Burlington, Iowa. The spine is lit at night so you can see it from the road.

[M. Adams, 07/20/2010]

We'd love to have photo confirmation of this!

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