Sequim, Washington: Manis Mastodon SiteHomesteader Emanuel Manis accidentally dug up a mastodon here in 1977. A weathered monument marks the spot on a dead-end rural road.
- Lester Way, Sequim, WA
- From Sequim drive south on S. 3rd Ave. for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Happy Valley Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto McFarland Drive. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left onto Lester Way. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the small monument on the right.
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Location of Mastodon discovery.[Jessica Erskine, 03/17/2017]
The mastodon was accidentally unearthed in 1977 by homesteader Emanuel Manis as he was digging a trench with a backhoe. The animal had apparently collapsed on the spot and died of old age, but also showed evidence of being scavenged by early humans.