Village of Vilna, Alberta

Three (3) Mushrooms
(Vilna Variety)

Mushrooms © 1998 David YanciwMushrooms © 1998 Samson Yee
Designer: Unknown

When Built: 1993 (unveiled)

Dimensions:
Height: 20 Feet (6.1 Metres)
Head Diameters: 10 Feet, 12 Feet and 15 Feet (3.0, 3.7, 4.6 Metres)
Stem Diameter: 18 Inches (46 Centemetres)

Construction Materials:
1/8" Steel

Location:
Two blocks off of main street

Reason for Building:

Vilna is the "Mushroom Capital of Alberta"

Additional Information:

Scientific Name of the mushrooms is "Pricholama Ustale". This species is used as a traditional ingredient in the region's ethnic dishes. They are abundant in the area.

Construction costs were between $25,000 to $30,000.

It was constructed by the Vilna Lions Club.

Information Source: St. Paul Journal 1993 Family Recreation Guide and Kalyna Country 2002 Visitor's & Events Guide

Pictures Sources: DMY and Samson Yee.

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Created By DMY on September 27, 1998
Last Updated: October 16, 2002