Marine Park- Kalama, Washington
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.