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The two RV Gypsies
stopped to admire some oddities at
1550 Marion Street at the corner of Taylor Street
Columbia, SC
November 9, 2020

At almost 40 feet tall and weighing five tons, this tilted-by-design sculpture does not provide a single drop to fight fires. It is often called the "Busted Plug Plaza".

It is the largest of three contenders for the biggest hydrant title according to Roadsideamerica.com Report... The artist's son provided information to set the record straight on the big fire hydrant, larger than competitors in Beaumont, Texas (24.5 ft.) and Elm Creek, Manitoba (29.5 ft.).

world's largest fire hydrant world's largest fire hydrant
world's largest fire hydrant world's largest fire hydrant
Lee Duquette at the world's largest fire hydrant Lee Duquette at the world's largest fire hydrant

Notice the warning sign with a diagonal line across it telling dogs not to hike its leg. But Karen can!  Ha Ha!

Karen Duquette at the world's largest fire hydrant Karen Duquette at the world's largest fire hydrant

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The hydrant is in an attached parking lot to the Tunnelvision Mural. The secondary parking lot had lots of cars so the fire hydrant and mural could not be gotten in one photo. Warren Edward Johnson also created the Tunnelvision mural.

Karen Duquette had to walk from the "pay-to-park" parking lot over to the gated adjacent parking lot to photograph the mural. Lee Duquette was still in the car, so unfortunately they did not get a picture of themselves in front of the mural, which would have been amazing.

Notice the glowing sunset in the mural.

the Tunnelvision Mural the Tunnelvision Mural

Then the two RV Gypsies noticed another building on the other side of the parking lot depicting the life of a farmer and hay bales. The tree blocked the middle of the mural.

hay bale mural
hay bale mural hay bale mural

If your like oddities, check out the list of other oddities that The Two RV Gypsies have seen during their travels.

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