K9 - Yreka, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 41° 44.516 W 122° 37.937
10T E 530576 N 4621190
Quick Description: This dog sculpture sits in front of a K9 dog training area along N Main St (Hwy 3) in Yreka, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 5:33:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMHAD6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
Located in front of the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department Dog Training Area is a metal sculpture of a dog by artist Ralph Starritt. This sculpture is one of many by this artist. There is a web link that highlights artist Ralph Starritt and reads:

Ralph was born and educated in California. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Shasta Community College in Redding CA. and went on to study at the Academy of arts in San Francisco where he focused on illustration, design, sculpture, cartooning and photography. He studied mechanics at the Oregon Institute of Technology where he learned to weld and use many metals. It turned out to be a turning point when the Jaycees of Yreka commissioned him to create The Miner, in downtown Yreka, CA from scrap metal. This brought new recognition to Ralphs art.


I have waymarked other Ralph Starritt sculptures, the most prominent in Yreka being The Miner, another sculpture of Peter Britt, a well-known pioneer of Jacksonville, OR and which resides in front of the BrittFest outdoor venue and another of a patriotic Eagle in Flight within Veterans Park in downtown Dorris. Starritt's work has become a fixture in towns and cities across Southern Oregon and Northern California. He has definitely mastered the art of welded steel and his works fit in well with the terrain and environments they are placed in, i.e., the 'rustic' nature of many of the communities of the Pacific Northwest. The Fireman & Dog is a another good example of his style of artwork and fits into Yreka's rich heritage well.

*NOTE*This location is where the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department dogs train. Don't go inside the fenced area, it's not open to the public. The property next door to this dog training area is the city yard and animal pound, and there is a gate that is closed at night. The public should not enter after hours.

Breed: Mutt!

Date Built: Unknown

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