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.

Address:
4126 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA
Directions:
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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Glarfs

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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