Salem, Wisconsin: Large Wooden Hand Holding Ball (Gone)

A large hand holding a large ball is carved from a tree trunk still rooted in the ground. Reported gone in April 2014.
Directions:
In front of the Mobil gas station on the west side of Hwy 75 just north of its intersection with Hwy 50.
Hours:
April 2014: Reported gone.
Status:
Gone

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Large Wooden Hand Holding Ball

Is no longer there. I drove by April 13. It's gone.

[Mari, 04/13/2014]

Wooden Hand of Mystery.

Wooden Hand Throwing Ball

I'm not sure what this is about, but traveling north up highway 83 in northern Illinois and then crossing over the border into Wisconsin, near Salem, Wisconsin you will find a former tree trunk carved into the likeness of a hand throwing a ball.

[Erika, 08/13/2004]

The hand holding the ball, carved from a tree trunk still rooted in the ground, is a tribute to the 19th century Brass Ball Tavern that once stood at this spot.

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