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- Sekiu, Washington - Gil the Running Fish
It appears that Gil was maybe never located in Clallam Bay. The trellis fence in the background is a dead match for a photo that I took of the statue this summer in Sekiu. Gil is not "gone," but probably just the victim of a misidentified location.[Debra Jane Seltzer, 10/10/2015]
Good eye. Thanks!
- Front St., Sekiu, WA
- Downtown, on the west side of Front St., next to the By the Bay Cafe.
I took a photo of the Jesus Tree a couple of years before it was chopped down. Frankly, I didn't see the resemblance everyone speaks of [Jesus holding a lamb], but others can decide for themselves.[Jon Morgan, 10/10/2015]
- Calvary Cemetery. N. 18th St. and Seminary Rd.
- July 2014: Chopped down.
If you drive south across the small valley from the lower end of Snake Alley, you can get a telephoto shot looking up the alley.[Jon Morgan, 10/10/2015]
The much happier elephant statue at the Norma Jean grave appears to be about the same size as the original, and is in the same spot on top of the wall.[Jon Morgan, 10/10/2015]
The original, more serious elephant statue was destroyed by jerks in late 2009.
- 5th St., Oquawka, IL
- Signs pointing toward "Elephant Killed By Lightning" direct you to Norma Jean's grave from all points in Oquawka. 164 goes into town - heading north, turn left on Schuyler (stop light), then right on 5th. It is on 5th between Mercer and Clay, on the right-hand side. If you're heading west on 164 then go straight on Schuyler and turn right on 5th.
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- Nokesville, Virginia - Nokesville Dancing Pig
The mural will be re-painted this week on the barn by the original artist! The barn was renovated during the past two years. It should be complete by the end of October![Mary Ann R, 10/10/2015]
- Nokesville Rd, Nokesville, VA
- The mural is on the north side of the barn, so it can only be seen driving south on Hwy 28/Nokesville Rd, on the left (east) side of the road, seven miles south of downtown Manassas.
- July 2015: Mural reported gone.