Porterville, California: Big Farmer

Sculpted out of concrete by dentist Ken Fox in 1976, the "Salute to the Farmer" is not as big as some of his other creations. The farmer sits on his plow, staring into his hands. He's supposed to be studying the rich loam of the earth, but it looks like he's watching a kitten video on his phone.

W. Henderson Ave., Porterville, CA
North side of the city. Hwy 65 exit 45. Drive east one mile on W. Henderson Ave. As you come to the stoplight at the intersection of Main St., you'll see the statue on the right.
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Farmer with plow.

Big Farmer

This very big farmer with large wooden plough is actually made of stone. Not representative of farming today.

[Simon Peters, 09/25/2020]

Big farmer.

Big Farmer

Easy to see and nice little side detour on your way to Sequoia National Park. He's HUGE!

[CS, 09/03/2016]

Farmer sculpture.

Big Farmer

It's in North Park. If you're heading west on Henderson Ave, take a right on Main Street and you can take another immediate right into a small parking space. The tiny park also happens to be the Historic Landmark # 473 Tule River Stage Station.

[Lindsey, 07/15/2015]

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