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51st Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration

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The Community Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration will be at Homegrown Public House on November 13th from 2pm to closing. We will be doing a Whale Trail with Activities (see link below), Promotions & Local Whale Info. There will be 2 toasts to remember the day, 2pm and 6pm. You will be able to meet Flo & Rence, and have a photo opportunity! The 2021 Exploding Whale Trail Handouts are downloadable HERE: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Website with downloads: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Google Maps: bit.ly/2021ExplodingWhaleTrailGoogleMap Facebook 51st Event Page: facebook.com/events/884422468873937 Facebook Exploding Whale Page: facebook.com/iloveflorence97439 #WhaleGoBoom #ILoveFlorence #ILoveFlorence97439 History On November 9th 1970, a 45 foot ~8ton sperm whale washed ashore on the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon. The beach location was under the jurisdiction of Oregon Department of Transportation, née Oregon Highway Division. Ideas to assist decomposition lead to the idea to blow up the whale. A charge of one-half short ton (lots) of dynamite was selected to break […]