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Woodside, California: Woody, Carved Redwood Fish

A one-log sculpture claimed to have been carved by Enoch Kadashan in the early 1900s, according to the accompanying plaque.

3062 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA
West of Canada Rd on north side of Hwy 84/Woodside Rd in front corner of strip mall parking lot.
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Woody, the early days.

Woody, Carved Redwood Fish

Woody was carved in 1974 as "Indomitable," the super silver salmon. Its first home was the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery in Orick, where I had lived and worked from 1984 to 1985.

[Dave Cook, 02/02/2019]

Woody's current accompanying plaque claims that he may be over a hundred years old. But 1974 sounds like a more reasonable birth year.

Woody the Fish.

Woody the Fish

Woody, a silver salmon carved from a single log, sits on the edge of the parking lot of Buck's Restaurant in Woodside. The restaurant itself is worth a visit, packed from door to door and floor to ceiling with a mix of curiosities too numerous to describe here.

Woodside is in the foothills just above Silicon Valley, and it is said that many an internet sensation has been pitched by its founders to eager venture capitalists in the booths of this establishment. So keep your ears open, you might pick up a good stock tip.

[Alan H. Haeberle, 01/13/2013]

Venture capitalists come and go; Woody lasts. An accompanying plaque states that Woody may be over a hundred years old.

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