TOMMY TURTLE

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 No ticket or pamphlet

 

August 1987

Giant Turtle, Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada

 

We  decided to try an area and cross into Canada just so Scott's Dad could say he's been to Canada... so we drove from the International Peace Gardens to Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada.  Here, we saw this giant turtle. The 22-ft. tall fiberglass statue stands on rear legs and holds both a Canadian and American flag. It was built in 1974 in conjunction with Bossivain's Turtle Derby. There is now a museum near it, and it says "Welcome to the home of the Turtle Derby".  Someone told me it marks the welcome to the Turtle Mountains as well.  I don't know, but it was cute.  Turtles are the thing I guess; see below for more giant turtle! 

 

 Above:  Boissevain Turtle

 

 

Links you might like to visit:

International Peace Garden Foundation

Tommy Turtle

Wheeled Turtle

Rusty the Turtle/Turtle Lake

Turtle Mountains

 


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