Taking Shape
John Pape of Pape’s Pecan House shows off the big pecan under construction at Pape’s Orchard & Farm Equipment, 5454 S. 123 Bypass. Two employees have been working for two weeks, putting wire mesh on the welded framework, and Pape said the work probably will take them about two more weeks. Then the big pecan will be taken to Red Ewald Inc. in Karnes City to be covered with fiberglass. After painting, it will be placed on display at the Big Red Barn, the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center. Pape said the big pecan will enable “Seguin and Guadalupe County to get back their fame” for having the world’s largest pecan.

SEGUIN - It's a common sight in downtown Seguin - people posing for a photo in front of the "World's Largest Pecan" at the Guadalupe County Courthouse.

The big pecan has served as the principal prop in hundreds, if not thousands, of photos since its installation on the courthouse grounds in the 1960s, and its attraction was not diminished by the discovery of another giant pecan claiming to be the world's largest.

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