44 Presidential busts need a new home

Posted at 7:35 PM, Jan 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 19:35:35-05

You could make a mini Mount Rushmore of your own, or maybe a giant game of presidential guess-who.

One thing for certain, making an amusement park with 44 busts of all our nation's presidents didn't work. Which is why they're all sitting in a field just outside of Williamsburg.

Howard Hankins helped construct the President's Park in Williamsburg seven years ago.

The cash strapped park had to close down in 2010. It only had 350,000 visitors since it opened in 2004.

Hankins didn't want to destroy the presidential busts, so he had them all moved to an old family farm where they are sitting and waiting on a new home.

"Yeah i couldn't see them destroyed.,” said Hankins. “They'll find some sort of use for him, I think that can benefit the state.”

The busts weigh about 22,000 pounds each, reports WAVY 10.

It took Hankins about a week to move them using flatbed trucks.

The first day only three presidents were moved. But once they figured out a better way to do it, they were able to move 13 of the giant presidential busts in one day.