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Travel Photo of the Week: Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan, Alaska

By January 23, 2013

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Totem poles tell stories. The Chief Johnson totem pole, which is one of more than 80 totem poles in Ketchikan, tells the legend of the creation of Salmon. The original totem pole was raised in 1901 and is now on display in the Totem Heritage Center. This replica, carved by Tlingit artist Israel Shotridge, was raised in 1989.

Take our photo tour of Ketchikan, Alaska, to learn more about totem poles and the city's famous salmon.

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January 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm
(1) Newlyweds Guide says:

I’ve always found totem poles to be fascinating. Great image!

January 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm
(2) Susan says:

Lots of interesting totem poles in British Columbia as well.

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