Town of Bow Island, Alberta

Pinto Bean (Pinto MacBean)

Pinto Bean - Len SuchanPinto Bean - George Babak
Designer: Jane Osborne (Edmonton, AB)
Built by: Peter Soehn (Kelowna, BC)

When Built: December 1992

Dimensions:
Height: 15 Feet (4.6 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
North side of Highway #3, near the tourist information booth.

Reason for Building:

"Tourism - Bow Island is noted as the Bean Capital of the West"

Additional Information:

Peter Soehn also designed the Gopher in Torrington, the Potatoes in Vauxhall, and the Skunk in Beiseker.

Bow Island also features an Oil Derrick and a Sunflower Plant:
Oil Derrick Sunflower Plant

Information Source: Town of Bow Island

Picture Source: Len Suchan of Mr. Lens Photography (Saskatoon) and George Babak

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Created By DMY on September 14, 1998
Last Updated: August 31, 2004