Orick in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Circus Elephant
"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 •
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 1,317 times since then and 39 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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