Winnemucca, Nevada: World's Largest Piece of Driftwood

13-foot-diameter redwood log may also be the World's Heaviest Wooden Road Sign, serving as a marker for the start of the now-forgotten Winnemucca to the Sea Highway.

Address:
50 W. Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV
Directions:
I-80 exit 178. Drive south into town on 2nd St./Winnemucca Blvd for a half-mile. Turn right at the stoplight onto US Hwy 95. The driftwood is there, on the right, on the northwest corner of Winnemucca Blvd and US Hwy 95/Melarkey St.
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World's Largest Driftwood.

World's Largest Driftwood

Still going strong... if such a thing can be said for a gigantic piece of wood sitting on a major intersection of a small town.

[Rustin LaFurney, 07/23/2021]

World's Largest Piece of Driftwood.

World's Largest Piece of Driftwood

This log is part of a giant redwood that drifted onto the beach at Crescent City, California, during a 1964 flood. It is close to 1,500 years old and was cut from the redwood, the largest piece of driftwood ever collected. It was presented to the city of Winnemucca as a marker for the start of the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway, and is now displayed near the visitors' center.

[Blue Miller, 07/02/2018]

The 13-foot-diameter log, dedicated in March 1965, is the only surviving road marker from the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway.


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Buckaroo Hall of FameBuckaroo Hall of Fame, Winnemucca, NV - < 1 mi.
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