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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

On Heron Pond

The curious tale of Marsha the Marsh Monster


Last updated 8/8/2019 at 8:20am

Lee Hughes

Marsha the Marsh Monster, left, and her offspring, Reed, recently reappeared on Heron Pond adjacent to Salnave Road/State Route 902 between Medical Lake and Interstate 90 after a long absence, much to the delight of many local neighbors and passers-by.

Drivers traveling between Cheney and Medical Lake may have noticed the return of an unusual aquatic neighbor on Heron Pond, adjacent to Salnave Road just west of Interstate 90.

Marsha the Marsh Monster is back, and she's brought her offspring, Reed, with her.

The sculptures are the creation of retired fiberglass fabricator Jerry Pitts, a long-time resident of the pond. Long an icon on the rural highway, Marsha has a bit of a storied past.

While her origin dates vary depending on the source, Marsha first surfaced sometime in the late 1980s, bobbing on the surface of the pond, much to the sur...

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