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San Saba, Texas: Smilin' Steel Wheel Man

Made of welded wheel rims, a 15-foot-tall humanoid sign has a mischievous grin and eyes.

471 TX-16, San Saba, TX
South edge of town, on the east side of TX-16.
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Steel Wheel Man.

Steel Wheel Man

Steel Wheel Man, made from 22 steel wheels, some chain, and metal plate. He is painted white with a red metal hand that points east. He is holding a chain lariat. He has a white Smiley-Face-type head. He looks like he may be a work in progress, as the hand used to be white and the lariat had a sign in it. He is 20 to 25 feet tall.

[Dean Ray Patterson, 12/30/2018]

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The Wedding OakThe Wedding Oak, San Saba, TX - 2 mi.
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