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Shelton, Washington: Big Metal Pig

A large welded metal pig, with the words "County Assessor" written on it, stands as a playful protest against local property taxes.

206 E. Pine St., Shelton, WA
East edge of town. On the north side of E. Pine St./Hwy 3 just east of its intersection with N. Front St. The pig stands next to the mailboxes in front of Spike's Hydraulics and Fire.
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County Assessor pig.

Big Metal Pig

A big metal pig with the words "County Assessor" written on it stands on Washington Route 3 in Shelton. The sculptor was protesting the dramatic increases in assessed property values in Mason County, causing property taxes to increase as much as 100 percent.

[Susan Jones, 06/02/2013]

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