Why do these odd sculptures exist?
Although I haven’t done any in-depth research on why these exist, I have a pretty good guess. Of course, if you disagree, I am sure you will tell me in the comments below.
My theory is simple. When the highway system was being created, and roads like Route 66 allowed people to travel longer distances, small businesses wanted to get those passerby’s attention. And to do that, they figured they could break the monotony of driving by putting up some strange statue or sculpture to get people to stop and take a picture, and perhaps spend a little time at their place of business.
I am sure it worked in some cases, and I would love to know the overall success rate of them.