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Hobo Joe Statue: Buckeye, Arizona

The Hobo Joe Statue in Buckeye, Arizona, is one of the few remaining statues that was built for the now-defunct restaurant chain.

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Erected in 1989, the Hobo Joe in Buckeye, Arizona, is ­one of the­ only remaining statues that once fronted a now-defunct restaurant chain called Hobo­ Joe's.

This 40-foot-tall statue is enjoying a second career as a memorial to one Marvin Ransdell at a meatpacking company in downtown Buckeye.

When he was actively fronting restaurants, Hobo Joe was marketed as "World Traveler, Philosopher, and Connoisseur of Good Food."

Check out the next page for a roadside relic from the 1940s -- the Arrow Statues.

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