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Casselton, North Dakota: Largest Stack of Empty Oil Cans (Gone)

The cast-offs of a long-defunct gas station, artfully piled. 45 feet high. Gone in 2012, the pile was taken apart in an astounding display of tourism short-sightedness.

Was just north and west of Casselton, I-94, Casselton Exit, 331, behind the Governor's Inn.
May 2012: Confirmed gone.
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Largest Stack of Empty Oil Cans

Just looked for the stack of oil cans near the water tower and it doesn't look like it's there anymore. How disappointing!

[Keegan, 05/26/2012]

We just confirmed this as gone with someone at the front desk at the adjacent motel. A property owner where the pile was placed didn't want it, and the town didn't to spend the money to move it. We spoke with the Public Works Dept., which said that someone came in, took apart the pile, then hauled the framework and cans away. "He wants to try to reassemble it. Maybe in Minnesota." What remains for Casselton? The nice woman at the Governor's Inn pointed out that the town has been home to five North Dakota governors, and a small park commemorates it with benches named for each one.

Pile of Oil Cans.

World's Largest Pile of Oil Cans

At the World's Largest Pile of Oil Cans, the white tarp previously mentioned as surrounding the cans is now almost finished falling off.

[heitz, 08/22/2011]
Largest Stack of Empty Oil Cans

The oil can stack is still here, but has been wrapped in white vinyl, making it look like a large tipi. The vinyl is a little wind worn, and the whole structure looks a little tattered.

[Decay Jack, 09/15/2009]

Pile of Cans.

Largest Stack of Cans

Having read about this spot on, I decided that we would make a venture over to see it. It is a massive pile of cans.

It is now owned by Loegering Manufacturing, which displays it proudly in its parking lot in Casselton.

[David Kravetz, 07/03/2005]

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