*Heritage | Totem

Marine Park- Kalama, Washington

If you travel along the Columbia River on Interstate 5 in Washington… be sure to stop here-

Experience a glimpse of Pacific Northwest Native American heritage

Totem poles carved with mythical forms, symbols, and creatures are located in Marine Park, just west of I-5 and the City of Kalama.

The unique collection of totems were carved by a local Native American craftsman, Chief Don Lelooska over half a century ago. Now they are maintained by members of his family along with the Kalama community.

The largest of the poles was carved out of a 700 year-old Western Red Cedar. It stands 140 feet high and is celebrated to be the tallest one-piece totem in the world… created from a single tree.

Weekly Photo Challenge: May 17, 2017 | “Heritage

This post adds to Ben Huberman’s selection of Totem Poles as a subject for this Photo Challenge theme.

* 20/35   I’m playing catch-up with 2017 Weekly Photo Challenge Posts | Names, Ambience, Graceful, Re-purpose, Solitude, Shadow, Against the Odds, A Good Match, The Road Taken, Wish, Atop, It Is Easy Being Green!, Dense, Security, Surprise, Earth, Wanderlust, Danger!, Reflecting, Heritage, Evanescent, Friend, Order, Focus, Transient, Delta, Bridge, Collage, Unusual, Satisfaction, Textures, Elemental, Ooh, Shiny!, Corner, Structure


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