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Orick in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Big Diamond

A Circus Elephant

 
 
Big Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nicki Fuller, February 9, 2009
1. Big Diamond Marker
Inscription.
"Big Diamond", a circus elephant expired near here in 1927. His skinned hulk was buried. Years later, his bones were unearthed and speculation arose about a Humboldt mastodon until investigators were enlightened by people who'd seen the pachyderm's ignominious end.
 
Erected 1993 by E Clampus Vitus Eureka Chapter 101.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.21′ N, 124° 3.573′ W. Marker is in Orick, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Redwood Highway (State Highway 101) and Drydens Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of the Hawg Wild Bar & Grill. Marker is in this post office area: Orick CA 95555, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison Grant Forest and Elk Refuge (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Z. Hegy (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
The Hawg Wild Bar & Grill image. Click for full size.
By Nicki Fuller, February 9, 2009
2. The Hawg Wild Bar & Grill
Caught this gentleman in the parking lot of HAWG WILD, just across from the Elephant Marker.
The Hawg Wild Bar & Grill image. Click for full size.
By Nicki Fuller, February 9, 2009
3. The Hawg Wild Bar & Grill
This is the advertizing sign for the restaurant where the marker for Big Diamond is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2009, by Nicki Fuller of Poulsbo, Washington. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Nicki Fuller of Poulsbo, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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