The Graveyard for Roadside Sculptures

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Dec. 27 2013 9:08 AM

FAST Fiberglass Yard: The Cemetery for Roadside Sculptures

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There's a huge graveyard off County Highway Q in Sparta, rural Wisconsin. But no-one is buried here: this is the final resting place for hundreds of fiberglass figures.

FAST (Fiberglass Animals, Shapes and Trademarks) Corporation has been creating kitschy roadside statues, jolly company mascots, and rain-spraying water park attractions since 1983. When no longer needed, the molds used to make these colorful sculptures end up in a yard behind the company building. Rows of figures — elephants; giant ice cream cones; scruffy pirates; frog-shaped water slides — litter the field, their unpainted, weathered forms looking like the remains of an odd ancient culture.

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Visitors are welcome to walk among the ruins of the mold graveyard, but are discouraged from climbing the sculptures due to their sharp edges.

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