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A Big Boy Panorama For Friday

It is an unusual sight, a solitary Big Boy Statue standing alone in a field in Wapiti Valley near Cody Wyoming.

Big Boy Panorama

Big Boy Panorama
It is an unusual sight, a solitary Big Boy Statue standing alone in a field in Wapiti Valley near Cody Wyoming. Its backdrop is a ridge of volcanic rocks eroded into weird spires called hoodoos.
As for the Big Boy himself, his history goes back to California. In 1936, Bob Wian sold his prized DeSoto Roadster to purchase a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California. He named it Bob’s Pantry.
One night in 1937, a regular customer requested something different for a change. Bob went to work and the first double-decker hamburger was born.
Customers couldn’t get enough of Bob’s new creation. One fan, in particular, was a chubby six-year-old boy in droopy overalls. He would often help Bob sweep up in exchange for a free burger. In honor of his young friend, Wian decided to name the better burger the Big Boy. Another regular customer, a movie animator, sketched the now famous character on a napkin.
Now that famous character sits as a statue, alone in a field, a piece of artwork with a scenic backdrop. Alas, no restaurant is in sight.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving (those in the U.S) or just a great day! I saw this panorama in the hub’s Flickr feed. We drive by the Big Boy on our way to Yellowstone Park. The quirkiness of it intrigues me. Why there?

What quirky things do you drive past on your way to somewhere?

Perilously yours,

Pauline

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