City of Edmonton, Alberta

Cowboy Boot

Cowboy Boot © May 2004 David Yanciw
Designer: Dan Semaka?

Built: 1989

Dimensions:
Height: 39 Feet (12 Metres) 4 storeys
Weight: 40 Tonnes

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
10007 167 Street (west end of town)

Although not a community monument as such, it is big.

Reason for Building:

To promote the Western Boot Factory that it stood in front of.

Additional Information:

The Western Boot Factory is no more but the boot still exists. The above picture shows what it looks like in 2004. Here is what it looked like before:
Cowboy Boot © 1999 George Babak

It cost the original owner, Dan Semaka, about $200,000.

Other tidbits include a secret door which leads to a ladder that goes to the top. Tanya Tucker has had her picture taken with the boot.

There are plans to add to the height (another 6 metres). This is expected to cost about $35,000.

Edmonton also features:

Dove
Peace Dove
Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat

Information Source: Warwaruk, Jody "Western Store Dies With Its Boots on Sale" Edmonton Journal (date unknown)

Picture Source: DMY and George Babak

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Created By DMY on October 1, 1998
Last Updated: July 21, 2004