Sterling, Colorado: Statue of the Popcorn Man

A bronze statue honors Clarence Mentgen, who sold popcorn from a shack at this spot for nearly 40 years.
Address:
S. Third St., Sterling, CO
Directions:
Downtown, at the corner of the county courthouse square, on the corner of Hwy 14/Main St. and US Hwy 76 BUS/S. 3rd St.
Admission:
Free
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Clarence's Corner - Popcorn Man

The corner of Third and Main Street in Sterling was dedicated in the memory of Clarence Mentgen, "The Popcorn Man."

[amicuss, 07/14/2016]

Clarence sold popcorn from a little shack on the courthouse square from 1939 to 1977. In 2008 the town erected a bronze statue of Clarence, by Colorado artist Shalah Perkins, and a buttery replica of the shack (no popcorn sold).

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