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Wild Salmon in Every Direction - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 56.437 W 123° 02.668
10T E 496491 N 4976354
Quick Description: A pair of salmon "swimming" through the air
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 7:04:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMGNZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
This pair of salmon are mounted atop of post near the river in Salem's Riverfront Park. The salmon are made from flat, individual pieces of metal. They are designed to turn in the wind. At the base, a dedication plaque reads:

Wild Salmon in Every Direction

"In our voices and deeds,
the echoes of a great river"
D.F. Charles

To the citizens of Salem in commemoration of the
contribution made by Portland General Electric and NW
Natural to establish the amphitheatre at Riverfront Park.

Where Riverfront Park now stands was Salem's industrial
heart at the turn of the 20th century. Capital Lumbering,
Matheny's Wharf & Warehouse and Salem Flour Milling were
among the predecessors located in the approximate area of
the amphitheatre today. Before Salem was settled, the
Kalapuya Indians reaped the native bounty of the central
Willamette Valley, and many wintered at this site.

The dawn of the 21st century brings hope for the return in
abundance of the cultural symbol of the Northwest wild
salmon, which links all people together to the past and future.

Dedicated June 26 1999 at the World Beat Festival

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Title of Piece: Wild Salmon in Every Direction

Artist: unknown

Material/Media: steel

Date of Creation or Placement: June 26, 1999

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Riverfront Park

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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