Huge 'California' will go up at State Fair

Published: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 6:50 am

It's not the famed Hollywood sign, but 10 giant letters spelling out "California" will greet visitors to the California State Fair next month.

Donated by Disneyland Resort, the giant letters, each nearly 12 feet tall, stood for nearly a decade outside the entrance to the Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. It's taken about a year and several business sponsors to get them trucked here from Southern California, then engineered and ready for installation in mid-July.

This week, the State Fair announced that Golden 1 Credit Union provided an undisclosed amount, enough to cover the siting, engineering and installation of the towering letters, each of which weighs 5,000 to 13,000 pounds.

They will be installed outside Cal Expo's main entry prior to the fair's run, July 12-28.

Butler Amusements Inc., which provides amusement rides at the State Fair, donated the drivers, fuel and flatbed trailers for the letters' 400-mile move from Southern California.

Call The Bee's Claudia Buck, (916) 321-1968. Read her Personal Finance blog,

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