Pistachio Nut - Alamogordo, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 32° 59.767 W 105° 59.378
13S E 407547 N 3651291
Quick Description: A 30 foot pistachio, is it possible to get nuttier than that?
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 2:20:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Q5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 3

Long Description:

This oversized pistachio is beside the Pistachio Tree Ranch store just north of Alamogordo. It has a steel frame covered with diamond-patterned lathe, over top of which stucco was placed. It reportedly took 35 gallons of paint to give it that totally realistic appearance.

Pistachio

Pistachio

In front of it is a bronze plaque that sums up why it is here.

Plaque

Plaque

The plaque reads:

The World's Largest Pistachio

This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of Thomas Michael McGinn (1929-2007), the founder of the Pistachio Tree Ranch. This little slice of New Mexico desert was Tom's canvass to create his legacy. His tireless dedication to his dream made his farm the success it is today. Tom dreamed big, expected big and accomplished big things. He would have said this monument is not big enough! His legacy lives on.
Idea concieved by Tomothy McGinn, son, 2008 Built by Bar-M Construction, Ernest Martinez

Placed near the highway where it can't be missed, it also draws attention to the pistachio store, where you can even buy pistachio wine. And if you've been by there before and wondered why you didn't see it, it was constructed in October of 2008.

This Roadside Giant is made out of: Concrete

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