It started as a humble tribute from a son to his father. From there, it developed a measure of celebrity and in some ports of call, evolved in a "destination" in it's own right.
The JournalGazette.net begins their article about southern New Mexico's one of a kind, mammoth outdoor sculpture by saying...
"There are plenty of large, man-made oddities that people can find throughout the world. There's the world's largest baked potato in Blackfoot, Idaho, the world's biggest buffalo in Jamestown, N.D., a larger-than-life hockey stick and puck in Duncan, British Columbia, and a mammoth lobster in Shediac, New Brunswick. Now you can add the World's Largest Pistachio in Otero County to the list."
Travelers along U.S. 54 between Alamogordo and Tularosa have seen it since late last year at McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch. Tim McGinn, owner of the pistachio ranch, said he wanted to honor the memory of his father, Tom McGinn, who originally founded the pistachio and grape-producing farm." Read Complete Article
Visit www.newmexico.org for NM True Television and New Mexico Treasures. Episode 3 features the World's Largest Pistachio.