November 24th, 2006 - Vergas, MN
We leave Big Tom and head south a few miles to Vergas to visit the World's Largest Loon. This majestic looking bird sits in a small roadside park and overlooks Long Lake. It really is very well made.
The loon is 20 feet tall and was built out of concrete in 1963 by Robert Bruns. Bruns has also built the World's Largest Otter in Fergus Falls and the World's Largest Mallard in Wheaton, MN. The loon was built in honor of Vergas's former postmaster Ewald C. Krueger.
The common loon is also the state bird of Minnesota.