(Garrett Estrada photo)Potato truck

The world’s largest potato made an appearance in Ely on Monday on its way back to where it came from, Idaho. While the massive potato chained to the flatbed of the semi wasn’t actually a real potato, the half ton replica was meant to draw the attention of people passing by. The actual world’s largest potato was grown in Idaho and weighed a little over 11 pounds according to the representative of the “Famous Idaho Potato Tour. ”The truck crossed the county twice, making its way from Idaho to Virginia, to California then back to New York before returning to Idaho. Ely was one of the final stops on the potato’s nine month journey.