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Bonita, California: Glarfs: Folk Art Dinosaurs

Two squat, bizarre-looking cement dinosaurs, named "Glarfs" by their teenage creator, have stood in this spot since 1999. Undergoing repair in 2022.

4126 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA
On the south side of CA-S17/Bonita Rd, midway between Willow St./Old Orchard Lane and Allen School Rd, just west of the Wells Fargo, in front of the Bonita Village shopping plaza.
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These "Glarfs" (dwarf dinosaurs) were made by a high school student in 1959 as an anniversary present for his parents. Originally located in front of their house, they are currently in a strip mall parking lot awaiting repairs, but can still be viewed.

[Janine Schiro, 09/02/2022]

The blue Glarf is named Rangui. The yellow one is Rumbi. They were created by 15-year-old Jerry Lee Gauss, who died four years later in a car crash.

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