Wichita, Kansas: Bumper Guard Bulls

One of two big longhorn bulls, built in 1978 out of chrome car bumpers, now stands as a mascot in front of a high school.
3701 North Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS
North edge of the city. From Hwy 96 exit at Ridge Rd, drive south one mile, then turn right on 37th St. and drive one mile. Turn left onto Tyler Rd, then right into the high school. You'll see the bull straight ahead.
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The bull stand as the mascot of the Maize South Mavericks. He is at the front of the building and easy to find once you find the high school. The school is one of several on that plot of land, but the largest. The others are elementary schools, and the football field helps the high school to stand out.

[Janelle, 03/18/2019]
Bumper Guard Bulls

The pair of bulls has been split up, with one going to Maize South High School. The other was supposed to go to the Delano district in Wichita. I'll drive by there tomorrow and see if it has indeed made it to its new home.

[David Springs, 08/24/2013]

The longhorn bulls, built by John Kearney out of chrome car bumpers, stood outside Wichita's Kansas Coliseum for 33 years.

Bumper Guard Bulls

At the Kansas Coliseum is a sculpture of 2 bulls made of bumper guards from cars. Do you remember when car bumpers were real chromated steel rather than plastic? They had uprights on each side called "bumper guards", they are obsolete now along with real bumpers.........

[cliff cusick, 05/12/2003]

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