Fresno, California: Orchard Dragon

Scrap metal dragon head pokes up out of an ordinary orchard.

4743 W Whitesbridge Rd, Fresno, CA
West of the end of Freeway 180. Just East of Cornelia Avenue and the cemetery. Private property. Visible from stree.
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Orchard Dragon

The dragon is located in front of a yellow warehouse at 4743 W Whitesbridge Rd.

[Kim Wheeler, 04/04/2013]

Orchard dragon.

Orchard Dragon

Last year we tried and failed to find the dragon at the Jensen Avenue location listed in Roadside America. Saddened that the beast had disappeared, we went on to visit the Sanitary Landfill and tick another Fresno landmark off our life-list.

Yesterday, while driving down Whitesbridge Avenue, just a mile or so beyond the end of the 180 freeway, we spotted the dragon rearing its head above another orchard. I seriously doubt there is any religious significance attached to the dragon, as mentioned in the earlier posting -- it's a fine bit of whimsy though.

[Lisa Libby, 08/21/2010]

Orchard Dragon

Orchard Dragon

Along Jensen Ave. in Fresno there is a large dragon raising its head above the surrounding orchard groves. Although on private property, the dragon is clearly visible and photographed from the road. Since there is a large population of Asian farmers in this area of Fresno County, my guess is it has religious significance to the owner.

[Blake H. Lindsey, 05/31/2005]

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