Fargo, North Dakota: Sodbuster Statue

Romanticized farming art in full-color fiberglass. Has a 1930s/WPA vibe, but was sculpted in the late 1970s by Luis Jimenez. Disappeared for 17 years; restored and returned to public view in late 2019.

Address:
207 4th St. N., Fargo, ND
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of 4th St. N., just north of its intersection with 1st Ave. N., and just south of the Fargo City Civic Center.
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Sodbuster Statue

An iconic sculpture of a sodbuster (farmer) plowing with two oxen stood in downtown Fargo from 1982-2002, when it was removed due to deteriorating conditions. After sitting in storage for over 15 years, it was restored and recently put back on display in front of the Fargo Civic Auditorium.

[Seth H, 08/08/2021]

Sculpted out of fiberglass in the late 1970s by Luis Jimenez. It disappeared from public view in July 2002, then underwent over three years of restoration and reappeared in September 2019.


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