Cherry St @ 1st St
There's a large wooden sculpture of a gold prospector along the highway through Sumas just a couple blocks from the Canadian border crossing.
Although I haven't yet come across an explanation behind it, I suspect that it may be a tribute to John Post, a successful mining prospector who moved to Sumas in 1890. Post discovered and helped to develop the nearby Mt. Baker District gold mines. Ultimately the Post-Lambert group of mines consisted of five claims, each of which produced gold ore.
Is this Prospector John Post? (C14A0177)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Around Town, Bellingham, Washington
- Marine Life Center, Bellingham, Washington
- SPARK Museum Of Electrical Invention, Bellingham, Washington