City of Peace River, Alberta

Henry Fuller "12 Foot" Davis

12 Foot Davis - Post Card12 Foot Davis - Frances Yanciw
Designer: Unknown

When Built: Unknown

Dimensions:
Height: 12 Feet (3.7 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Wood

Location:
Corner of 102 Avenue and 101 Street

Reason for Building:

Additional Information:

Davis was a former prospector and local legend who got his nickname mining $15,000 worth of gold from a 12 foot plot of land between two gold claims.

Inscription on the bottom reads: "Facts of 12 Foot Davis' Life:
(Pose) He Loved This Valley, (Gold Pan) He Found Gold on a 12' Strip, (Broken Key) He never locked his door, Fountain (his generosity)"

As can be seen by the age of the cars in the postcard, the picture must have been taken in the 1960's. The monument was moved, as can be seen in the other photo.

historical background

Information Source: Here and there and Kevin Jones

Pictures Sources: Postcard and Frances Yanciw

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Created By DMY on March 19, 1999
Last Updated: September 11, 2001