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Near Dayton in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Giant on the Hill

 
 
The Giant on the Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
1. The Giant on the Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Before you on the hillside above the Touchet River Valley is a 300-foot tall Green Giant, placed there in 1993 by employees of the Green Giant Company and local volunteers. His outline and partial vest are made of painted paving blocks. These blocks are heavy, and fears of a landslide temporarily brought efforts to finish his vest to a halt.
The Giant replaces the original located 1/2 mile west whose color was highlighted only with fertilized grass. Can you imagine he's was hard to see much of the year.

To this day, local volunteers continue to love and care for the Giant on the Hill.

 
Erected by Green Giant Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 46° 18.468′ N, 117° 59.985′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Washington, in Columbia County. Marker is on U.S. 12 near Chandler Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36711 US Highway 12, Dayton WA 99328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Good things from the Garden, (here, next
The Giant on the Hill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
2. The Giant on the Hill and Marker
to this marker); Dodge Quarantine Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); "a good road" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Homeland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Celilo Falls Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oldest Existing Depot in the State of Washington (approx. 1.3 miles away); Railroad Track Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .  Green Giant -- Wikipedia. The original mascot had very little in common with the familiar green figure of today: he was a scowling caveman wearing a bearskin rather than foliage designed by John Olson from northwestern MN (this original concept actually owed much to a dark Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Der Bärenhäuter – Bearskin). In 1935 a young copywriter, Leo Burnett,[a] revised the face of the brand: "he traded the bearskin for a leafy suit, gave the Giant a smile...and put the word 'Jolly' in front of the Giant's name." (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Giant on the Hill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
3. The Giant on the Hill
The Jolly Green Giant image. Click for full size.
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4. The Jolly Green Giant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on October 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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