Worlds Tallest Unsupported Flagpole in Calipatria

This is a short post as there isn’t a lot to really say about this spot other then that I like stopping at weird fun things like this so I had to see it myself. In the small town of Calipatria there is a massive flagpole, it is so big that you can see it when driving from as far as 3-5 miles South. It has a plaque that says it is the worlds largest and I can honestly say that I have never seen a flagpole bigger, so there is that.

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Here is the plaque that resides under it. It is pretty crazy that the entire city is below sea level as well.

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The flagpole itself is located in small park and is surrounded by nautical themed anchors. I am not really sure why, but it must have to do with the sea level fact.

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I liked standing at its base and looking up, from this angle you really couldn’t even see the flag as it was so far away.

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If I didn’t have a wide angle lens I doubt I could have fit it all in without walking a block back. 

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After about 5 minutes I was on to my next Salton Sea adventure but if you are in the area you might as well stop by and see it right?

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