Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Return of Snowzilla in Alaska

He's back living large in Anchorage!
As reported in Alaska Magazine on online by Sr. Editor Rebecca Luczycki

Snowzilla is back again this winter, having waited until early 2011
to make his appearance because of poor snow conditions. However the
snow is here and once again, people are coming to see the famous Snowzilla,
a 25-foot-high snowman recently built in the front yard of Billy Powers’ home.

Photo by Tim Woody

Snowzilla first appeared on Powers’ lawn in 2005. Back then, he was a mere
16 feet tall and featured a corncob pipe, a carrot nose and two eyes made out of
beer bottles. As the construction gained popularity, Powers played to his fans and
increased the size of the snowman each year until it reached 25 feet in 2008.

This large Anchorage winter oddity also gives a nod to a symbol of Alaska civil
disobedience enacted in snow.

You can read more about about Snowzilla's great back story at his website and
also at Alaska Magazine.

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