Floyd Davis carved a 21 foot long wood Salmon, a Memorial to the fighting spirit of this fish weighing in at 5 tons.
Find out where this awesome fish is today. Click on the above Salmon model image for more detailed information.
Indomitable Salmon Memorial "Floyd Davis" Sculpture Carved in Wood
Indomitable Salmon carved in wood by Floyd Davis installed in 1974 - 21 feet long
In 1964, Floyd was commissioned to sculpt a twenty-one foot salmon named "Indomitable" at the price of ten thousand dollars. The story behind the sculpting of this piece is far too long and a bureaucratic nightmare in itself. It was finally dedicated at Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery in Orick, California, in 1974. Another piece sold at this time was the "Gold Panner" to Bohemia, Incorporated, for approximately twenty-thousand dollars. The company renamed the piece "Bohemia Johnson" and put him on display in Eugene, Oregon.
In the early 1970's, Floyd retired and moved to Gasquet, California, where he bought a house on the beautiful Smith River. There he continued to sculpt for his own enjoyment and also poured energy into incredible gardens, another of his great passions. He remained here until his passing in December of 1999.
Floyd Davis was a proud yet humble family man with boundless energy and talent. His love of Mother Nature and hard work have combined to create some of the most magnificent sculptures of the 20th Century.
The Indomitable Salmon [monster fish 21 ft long weighing in at 5 tons] has been located in Woodside, California at a restaurant called "Bucks of Woodside" Flapjacks and Tomfoolery. So if you walk into Buck's it is just a cheap ticket to paradise. Mel Gibson is a frequent visitor to Buck's.
Back in Time
Click here to read the PDF article from the System 99 TRAILS magazine dated Winter 1974-1975 about the Prarie Creek Fish Hatchery and Indomitable Salmon.
Click here to view the Dedication - Program of INDOMITABLE for the the day's ceramonies.
Floyd Davis Sculpture, carved in wood. Using wood as his medium, redwood being his favorite, he uniquely portrayed America's past and its natural wonders.
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