Onaway, Michigan: Giant Washington Head and Aircraft Carrier

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11739 M-68, Onaway, MI
West of town. On the north side of M-68 one mile west of its blinker light intersection with M-33. In an open field just east of the Moran Iron Works.
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Giant George Washington.

Giant Washington Head and Aircraft Carrier

All that's needed is a torso, arms, and legs, and Michigan will be commanded by the George Washington Giant Robot. Nearby: mini-replica aircraft carrier.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/18/2018]

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George Washington head.

Metal Heads of Washington, Lincoln, Ford

Awesome sculpture of George's head. Ford and Lincoln, however, were nowhere to be found. But seeing George was well worth the trip.

[Perfect Pair, 07/06/2013]

The sculptor has been known to tow his big heads to parades and festivals, so Ford and Lincoln may have been out for a spin when you stopped by.

George Washington Metal Head

This sculpture was made by Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works. Tom has also created several different sculptures that are spread throughout northern Michigan. My husband does subcontract work for Tom and recently helped with his latest project.

[Shannon, 07/24/2007]

Metal George Washington head.

George Washington Metal Head

The George Washington Head is the work of artist Edward Moran. The incredible detail includes using steel cable to tie back George's hair.

[Holly Helterhoff, 04/19/2006]

Moran Iron Works also built the giant rifle and Big Gus the chainsaw at Da Yoopers Tourist Trap in Ishpeming.

George Washington metal head.

Metal sculptures - George Washington

On Highway 68 just West of Onaway, Michigan a giant bust of George Washington rests in a field watching traffic go by. He appears to be made of stainless steel. I don't know the name of the artist, but the bust was fabricated in the nearby Moran Iron Works. An even more impressive sculpture of an eagle's head can be seen in the center of Onaway itself. This one features overlaid feathers that appear to be stainless steel and brass.

[Paul Moore, 08/18/2002]
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