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Westford, Vermont: Middle Finger on a Pole

Ted Pelkey paid $4,000 for a giant wooden fist with an upraised middle finger, then sat it atop a tall pole on his roadside property and lit it at night. He's angry at his town government, and his finger won't make them any friendlier.

Address:
2189 Vt Route 128, Westford, VT
Directions:
About two miles south of Fairfax, on the east side of VT 128.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Middle Finger on a Pole

I drove a long way for this, and it was worth it! I'm excited to report that there has been an addition to the middle finger on a pole: now a middle finger weather vane is on display alongside the original!

[Abbie Carlon, 03/12/2023]

Middle Finger on a Pole.

Middle Finger on a Pole

"Middle Finger on a Pole" is worth the stop!

[Sarah, 02/24/2019]

The giant hand with extended middle finger was sculpted from wood and erected by Ted Pelkey, who's been in a battle with the town of Westford over his desire to develop his property. It hit the broader world and news in late 2018. The town can't make him remove the sculpture because it is designated as public art.


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