Town of Maugerville, New Brunswick

Potato

Bronnum potato - Gerald Kornelsen

Designer: Winston Bronnum (Sussex, NB)

Built: 1969

Dimensions:
Height: 19 Feet (6 Metres)

Construction Materials:
ferro-cement

Location:
Exit 312 of the Trans Canada highway near Fredricton.

Reason for Building:

Was erected as a roadside sign for Harvey's Vegetable Stand.

Additional Information:

Author Henri Robideau considers this statue as likely a self potrait.

There is a face on each side. Below is an old postcard and a photo by the late T. Clifford Hodgson (the second photo appears to be the original photo for the postcard). The girl on the right is his daughter June, the other girl is unidentified. It was taken in 1970:
Potato - PostcardPotato - T. Clifford Hodgson 1970

Winston Bronnum also designed the Shediac, NB Lobster , the St. John, NB Horse , the Penobsquis, NB Broken Down Race Horse , the Cow Bay, NS Moose , and the St. Thomas, ON Jumbo the Elephant .

Information Source: Jo-Ann Mills and Canada's Gigantic! by Henri Robideau

Picture Source: Paul McCloskey, Donald Hodgson and postcard

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Created By DMY on March 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 23, 2004