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Designer:
Thompson, Torg  Search this
Fabricator:
Lone Star Steel Company  Search this
Medium:
Head: iron; Pedestal: steel pipe from the Lone Star Steel Company; Base: stone blocks
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Texas Texas Department of Transportation P. O. Box 1049 Henderson Texas 75653
Located Pioneer Park State Highway 64, 7 miles west of Henderson Turnertown Texas
Date:
1957. Dedicated March 22, 1957
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Texas survey, 1993.
Ruff, Ann, "Amazing Texas Monuments and Museums," Houston: Lone Star Books, pg. 51.
Henderson Daily News (Henderson, TX), Oct. 8, 1963.
Summary:
A stylized head of "Joe Roughneck," a character representing skilled laborers in the oil industry. Joe Roughneck wears a hard hat; and a band-aid is on his proper left cheek. The sculpture is mounted on a section of steel pipeline, which sits on a platform of stone blocks.
Topic:
Occupation--Industry--Oil  Search this
Figure male--Head  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000038
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315355