Pahrump, Nevada: The Home Giant - Big Friend (In Transition)

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Oct. 2016: Gone, moved east.
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In Transition

The Home Giant.

The Home Giant - Big Friend
Happy giant, tracing lineage as an International Fiberglass Texaco Big Friend, modified to sell prefab homes in Pahrump. Scrapped Dec. 2012; eviscerated remnants were outside Pahrump Valley Museum. Oct. 2016: Moved east for restoration. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Valley Giant.

Pahrump, Nevada - Valley Giant in the Scrap Yard
Big Friend - Valley Giant: KPVM-TV reports on the Valley Homes Giant, rare Texaco "Big Friend" statue, dismantled, damaged and hauled away for scrap. He may yet be revived.... Watch Video.

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Big Friend in pieces.

The Home Giant - Big Friend

We were visiting the Pahrump Valley Museum and saw this big broken statue in the outside display area. There wasn't any information about him and we didn't ask in the museum so I don't know how he ended up there. When I did a search I found the Big Friend on your site. Good news is he has been saved; bad news is he's in bad shape. It looks like the scrap yard scavenged his framework, so he may never stand again.

[Karen, 03/05/2016]

The museum intends to keep him, and hopes to eventually restore his fiberglass damage, if they can get the funds. The current display is oddly satisfying -- as if a fairy tale giant has been eaten by monster birds.

Home Giant

This attraction is no more. It was taken down, and reportedly sold for scrap metal, in the last three months. The museum staff happened to see the attraction being taken down (They said they have a photo, which I did not see). As a side note, I think the museum would have taken the Giant if it had been offered. Several of the staff seemed sincerely distressed that the Giant was reportedly recycled somewhere.

[Carol, 03/11/2013]

The Giant was taken down on December 14, 2012, and was "headed for the scrap heap" according to the Pahrump Valley Times. It was the mascot of Valley Homes, which went out of business after one owner died and the other owner was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Big friend.

The Home Giant - Big Friend

Valley Homes - The Home Giant. Apparently the company is out of business and the property is for sale. The sign of Valley homes the giant is holding is broken and falling apart. The Big Guy needs a paint job himself. The area of Pahrump, NV is doing O.K. and there is new growth in that specific area - so hopefully, he will get a NEW HOME!

[Ryan Miller, 10/02/2010]

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