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Dayton, Washington: Hillside Jolly Green Giant

Possibly the largest piece of folk art in the U.S.: a giant-size Jolly Green Giant made of plants and patio blocks on a hillside in the mid-70s. America's answer to European megalithic cliff carvings.

36599-36501 US-12, Dayton, WA
About a mile west of town, on the north side of US-12. There's a parking pull-off beside the road for viewing the Giant.
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Jolly Green Giant Outline.

Jolly Green Giant Outline

There is a huge Jolly Green Giant outline on hillside outside of Dayton. Dayton was once the center of canned asparagus for the Green Giant label. In 2005 the cannery moved to Peru. The Giant was "seeded in" in the mid-1970s; he would appear in the Spring and disappear in the drier months. He is now outlined with patio blocks so he can always be seen from US Highway 12.

[William Ginn, 08/19/2019]

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