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Bowman, North Dakota: Cowboy Riding Missile

Cowboy holds an American flag and rides a red-white-blue missile propped on an old firetruck. Above a wooden bridge: a gold eagle and a weather vane plane.

US Hwy 85, Bowman, ND
US Hwy 85 about 2.3 mi. north of town. On the left/west side.
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Airplanes at the bridge.

Cowboy Riding Missile

Quite the creative North Dakotan outdoor art! In addition to the cowboy riding the rocket and the airplane weathervane, there's another airplane on the ground, with its propeller spinning in the wind.

[ColoradoDave, 07/10/2022]

Weather vane plane.

Cowboy Riding Missile

The large airplane on the bridge turns back and forth in the wind! We drove through the bridge!

[Joe Teeples, 10/30/2016]

Missile of Bowman.

Cowboy Riding Missile

This is just north of town. We thought we missed it yesterday, but saw it as we were leaving. Stayed at Twin Butte campground. A nice quiet park surrounded by farmland.

[Janie, 07/15/2016]

Thanks -- we've re-mapped it. Oct. 2016: Photo added.

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