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California Statues (page 5)

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Old Trapper's Lodge statues
Woodland Hills, CA
The Old Trapper's Lodge statues were created by John Ehn. They were originally installed at Ehn's motel, the Old Trapper's Lodge, near the Burbank Airport. Ehn died in 1981 and the motel was demolished in the late 1980s. The statues were saved and moved to Pierce College. The statues depict Native Americans, pioneers, miners, and saloon girls. In 2022, the college announced that they were getting rid of the statues. Some or all of them will be donated to the Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Transtar International [gone]
Sacramento, CA
Miner
Yuba City, CA
This statue at Transtar International appeared to depict a mer-man riding a seahorse. The statue may have been built for Zorba's Greek Restaurant which opened a location here in 1974. Transtar closed around 2016. The building later housed a dance studio. In 2021, the building and statue were gone.

This Miner statue is located on the mini golf course at the Mallard Lake Golf Center. It appears to be made from spray foam. The statue was built in 1981 by someone from Marysville, CA. In 2017, it was announced that the property had been sold. In 2021, the mini golf was gone but the statue was still there. [map]

Miner
Yreka, CA
Bigfoot
Mount Shasta, CA
Bigfoot
Garberville, CA
Bigfoot
Willow Creek, CA
This Miner sculpture was made from scrap steel by Ralph Starritt in 1976. It is located next to the Welcome Sign. [map]

This Bigfoot wood-carved sculpture in Mount Shasta was created in 1984. It stands in front of the Shasta Inn. [map]

This Bigfoot sculpture in Garberville stands in front of the Legend of Bigfoot gift shop. This photo is from 2016. There was a different statue there from at least 2005-2008. The current statue has been there since at least 2010. [map]

This Bigfoot sculpture in Willow Creek stands in front of the Bigfoot Museum. It has been there since at least 2005. This photo is from 2016. [map]

Bigfoot
Happy Camp, CA
This 16-foot-tall Bigfoot sculpture was created in 2005 by Cheryl Wainwright, Ralph Starritt, and members of the local community. Materials came from the U.S. Forest Service Klamath River clean-up and locals. [map]

sculpture group
Auburn, CA
Kenneth Fox began building this concrete sculpture group in the early 1960s. They are installed in front of his dental office. The controversy about the statues' nudity seems to have waned. The Amazon Archer is the largest, at 42 feet tall. There is also an Amazon with the spear and a male figure struggling to release himself from chains. For more, see this website. [map]

Chinese Coolie
Auburn, CA
This statue entitled Chinese Coolie was also created by Ken Fox. It is a tribute to the Chinese laborers that contributed to the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The concrete and steel statue is 22 feet tall and 33 feet long. It was created in 1972 and installed at Fox's dental practice. It was moved to its present location at the former train station in 1989. For more, see this website. [map]

Farmer
Porterville, CA
Claude Chana
Auburn, CA
This Farmer was created by Ken Fox in 1977 for the city's Bicentennial. It is entitled "Salute to the Farmer". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This statue of Claude Chana was installed in 1975. Chana is credited with the discovery of gold in 1848 which led to the establishment of Auburn. The concrete statue was also created by Ken Fox. [map]

Ken Fox also created this statue in Auburn, CA.

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