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: There's a saying, "That's a tough nut to crack", well just try cracking this monster of a pistachio.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 8:45:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM7Q44
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

Long Description:

Placed near the highway where it draws attention to a pistachio store, this nut can't be missed. Built in 2008 with a painted stucco outer shell over a steel framework, it is about as lifelike as it gets.

Pistachio

Pistachio

It's a place to buy all things pistachio, but the giant nut is more than just a roadside attraction. 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

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: Not listed

Size of a typical object of this: Not listed

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