Bear Statues (page 2)

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Grizzly Bear and Salmon
Crescent, OR
This Grizzly Bear and Salmon statue had been on the roof of Ken's Sporting Goods since the late 1980s. The fiberglass statue is about 16 1/2 feet tall. Ken called him "Griz". This store catered mostly to the hunting and fishing crowd but also sold liquor. It closed around 2017 and the building is vacant. The bear is still there. [map]

Traverse City, MI
Bear and Cub [gone]
Mackinaw City, MI
The Traverse City Bear and Mackinaw City Bear are installed above the entrances to the Bear Company clothing stores. I believe there were only these two locations. The Traverse City location was built in 2008. The Mackinaw City store has closed. The Traverse City store and Bear were still there in 2020. The Mackinaw City Bear and Cub were gone by 2018. [map]

Gentle Ben
Wilsonville, OR
Cook, MN
Grizzly Bear
Hoquiam, WA
Bear and Moose
Griffith, IN
This Gentle Ben wood-carved statue is eight feet tall. It is located at Morey's Landing Park. Walt Morey wrote the children's book "Gentle Ben" in 1965. This statue was stolen in 2012 and recovered. [map]

This Bear statue in Cook is installed in front of a residence. [map]

The Grizzly Bear statue in Hoquiam stands at Hoquiam High School, the Home of the Grizzlies. It has been here since at least 2004. It is about 15 feet tall and made of wood. [map]

These Bear and Moose statues in Griffith are located on the roof of American Natural Resources which specializes in taxidermy. The store opened in 1975. [map]

Black Bear & Cub
Mesa, AZ
Dundee, MI
This Black Bear & Club sculpture is entitled "Bearly Fishin". The bronze sculpture is six feet tall. It was created by Brady Fairbanks. The sculpture has been here since around 2008. [map]

This pair of Bears in Dundee was installed in front of a Cabela's store in 2000. The 24-foot-tall bronze sculpture is entitled "Fierce Encounter". It was created by Mike Hamby. [map]

Sonora, CA
Coarsegold, CA
This Bear statue in Sonora stands in front of Jeb's Hill Country Cooking restaurant. [map]

These Bear sculptures in Coarsegold are installed in a fountain in front of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. There bear shown on the left used to swat at a leaping salmon. I did not see the fish when these photos were taken in 2014. The sculptures were made by Mario Chiodo for the resort which opened in 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Santa Cruz, CA
Grizzly Bear
Utica, IL
Bear & Salmon
Ottawa, ON
Grizzly Bear
Richland, WA
This pair of Bears in Santa Cruz are located at the entrance to the Clearview Court mobile home park. [map]

This Grizzly Bear is installed in a fountain in front of Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. [map]

This bronze Bear & Salmon sculpture in Ottawa was installed at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall in 1990. In 2016, it was moved nearby. The sculpture was created by Bruce Garner and title "Territorial Prerogative." [map]

This Grizzly Bear in Richland is located at the Uptown Mall in front of the Uptown Triplex Theatre. The eight-foot-tall bronze bear was created by Max Turner in 2006. [map]

Giant Bear
Los Angeles, CA
2016: 2019:
This Giant Bear is installed on the roof of the parking garage for American Rag Cie, a clothing store. The statue appears to be a wood carving. It has been there since at least 2014 when it was painted pink. In 2017, the statue was painted red. [map]

Big Blue Bear
Denver, CO
This 40-foot-tall Big Blue Bear was created by Lawrence Argent. It is officially titled "I See What You Mean". The sculpture was installed here at the Convention Center in 2005. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Afton, WY
Old Ephraim
Montpelier, ID
Alamosa, CO
This Bear in Afton was created by Jonathan the Bear Man. He peers into the window of the Mountain Valley Gallery which features Jonathan's work. There are other bears installed outside the store. I don't know if this sculpture was inspired by the Big Blue Bear described above in Denver, CO. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This sculpture of Old Ephraim represents a notorious grizzly bear that lived from around 1911-1923. The 10-foot-tall bear became famous for killing sheep in northern Utah. He was killed by an Idaho sheepherder at this site. This stone statue was created by Jonathan the Bear Man. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This bronze sculpture of Mose was commissioned by Adams State College. It was created by Jim Gilmore and installed on the campus in 2006. The grizzly bear is the college's mascot. The sculpture is 12 feet tall. Mose was ferocious grizzly bear that was killed around 1904. [map]

Big Bear
Indio, CA
The Big Bear sculpture was created by Don Kennell in 2015 for the Coachella Music Festival. The sculpture is 20 feet tall and made of steel plates. The bear holds a swing in his left hand. He held a disco ball lantern in his right hand originally. The sculpture was located at the El Dorado Polo Club when these photos were taken in 2017. I don't know if this is a temporary or permanent location. For more, see this website.

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