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Klamath, California: Memorial To Captain Courageous - Hero Floating Bull Team Field Report

265 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA
A plaque bolted to a rock. US 101 exit 769. Drive east, then quickly turn left (north) onto Klamath Mill Rd. Drive north for about a half-mile. The rock will be on the right, next to a couple of bear statues that also washed away in the 1964 flood.
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Memorial To Captain Courageous - Hero Floating Bull

Bull swept away 16 miles in a 1964 flood lived to become a hero and warrant a historical plaque. Report...

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Captain Courageous plaque.

Memorial To Captain Courageous - Hero Floating Bull

When I was a wee tad (early 70s-ok?), my father dragged the family on a road trip up to Canada from the SF, Bay Area. On our way I recall a pit stop outside a small coastal town (perhaps near Eureka) where the local gas station had a large fenced pasture next to it with a cow in it and a large plaque.

As a younger cow, Captain Courageous, had been swept out to sea nearly 50 miles in a terrible flood some years before and had been found floating on a log or large piece of barn by some local fishermen. They rescued it and towed it back to land, where they decided to tell everyone the story and make a few bucks off it. What town was it? Is the plaque still there? What happened to the cow?

[Betty Cunningham, 07/17/1997]

May 2013 - photo added.

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