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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin: Jimmy the Groundhog (Gone)

Carved from what appeared to be a dead tree, an oversize wooden groundhog stood upright in a downtown square. Removed in late 2021 due to alleged rot.

East side of town. The statue of Jimmy stands on the southeast corner of the little park across from City Hall. South side of Hwy 19/Main St. just east of Market St.
Fall 2021: Removed

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Jimmy the Groundhog

According to some ladies in the park where Jimmy the Groundhog was once located, Jimmy was cut down in the Fall of 2021 (late October or early November) because the tree was supposedly deteriorating. Not all of the folks of the town thought the decay was evident or significant. Rumor has it that Jimmy was restored/preserved and is now at the Lion's Club (which is not nearby).

[Miriam Zietlow, 07/22/2022]

Jimmy the Groundhog.

Jimmy the Groundhog

Jimmy the Groundhog is in a beautiful setting. Nice fountain.

[Tom, 08/04/2015]


Jimmy the Groundhog

Sun Prairie claims to be "the place" on February 2.

[Melissa Schuster, 08/12/2010]

The weather prognostication event with the real Jimmy is one day only, but the wood-carved Jimmy can be seen year-round.

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