Skowhegan, Maine: World's Tallest Indian

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Cumberland Farms

Address:
High St., Skowhegan, ME
Directions:
Downtown, on the northeast corner of Madison Ave. and High St., behind the Cumberland Farms food mart.
Phone:
207-474-3621
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Tallest Indian sculpture.

World's Tallest Indian

The World's Tallest (and skinniest) Indian towers over everything in downtown Skowhegan. The Indian was falling apart after 45 years of Maine weather, but was restored to its original appearance in Sept. 2014.

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The other sculpture.

World's Tallest Indian

Next to the Indian is another Bernard Langlais sculpture. The area with the two sculptures is a micro outdoor sculpture garden -- worth a visit not just as a curiosity, but to see freestanding examples of work by a significant Maine and US artist.

[Ilze Balodis, 06/26/2016]
B.F.I. (Wooden Indian)

Now I grew up in Skowhegan, Maine, and I believe that we've been calling our Wooden Indian the "BFI" for far longer than anyone in Freeport. No one actually lives in Freeport anyway, they just shop there.

[GordanT, 01/07/1998]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Langlais Sculptures: Girl With A TailLanglais Sculptures: Girl With A Tail, Skowhegan, ME - < 1 mi.
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World's Largest Non-Stick Frying PanWorld's Largest Non-Stick Frying Pan, Pittsfield, ME - 17 mi.
In the region:
Smiling, Waving Tree, Farmington, ME - 22 mi.

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