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A giant concrete turtle stands on the sidewalk overlooking the main intersection in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana. It represents the legendary giant turtle that a local farmer claimed to have seen.


Beast Of Busco #1 Beast Of Busco #1

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Beast Of Busco #1

A giant concrete turtle watches the traffic from his place at the intersection of Main Street (US-33) and Line Street in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

The turtle represents the "Beast of Busco", a giant turtle that a local farmer claimed to have seen in his pond in the early 20th Century. The turtle, named Oscar by locals, was never found. In some accounts, Oscar was claimed to weigh 500 lb, and in others it was claimed that he was as big as a small car!

Today, Churubusco has embraced the legend of the giant turtle. The signs on the highway that welcome people to Churubusco proclaim the town to be "Turtle Town USA", and the town has an annual "Turtle Days Festival."

I photographed it on a rainy afternoon.





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SKU Print Size Framed or Unframed Price Qty.
beast-of-busco-1-small-unframed 7x7 inch Unframed $200.00
beast-of-busco-1-small-framed 7x7 inch Framed $325.00
beast-of-busco-1-medium-unframed 11x11 inch Unframed $350.00
beast-of-busco-1-medium-framed 11x11 inch Framed $475.00
beast-of-busco-1-large-unframed 15x15 inch Unframed $500.00
beast-of-busco-1-large-framed 15x15 inch Framed $700.00






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