• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders B.
  • Created Date
  • 1899
  • Description
  • A large crowd waits in Pioneer Square for the dedication of the totem pole, 1899. The pole stands beside an intersection, and is surrounded by people and stands for a fireworks display. Wagons, trolley car and buildings of Pioneer Square visible in background. Viewed from east. Also in cur3963, cur47020, UW8571, warn3017Caption on image: Unveiling the totem pole on Pioneer Square, Seattle, Oct 18, '99Note from Museum of History and Industry: T... more
    A large crowd waits in Pioneer Square for the dedication of the totem pole, 1899. The pole stands beside an intersection, and is surrounded by people and stands for a fireworks display. Wagons, trolley car and buildings of Pioneer Square visible in background. Viewed from east. Also in cur3963, cur47020, UW8571, warn3017Caption on image: Unveiling the totem pole on Pioneer Square, Seattle, Oct 18, '99Note from Museum of History and Industry: The totem pole at Pioneer Square has been a Seattle landmark since 1899. That year, a group of Seattle businessmen visited a Tlingit village in Alaska. They thought the village was deserted and removed a 50-foot tall totem pole as a souvenir. The men brought the pole back to Seattle and had it set up in Pioneer Square. They were later fined for the theft of the pole. After being damaged by fire in 1938, it was replaced by a duplicate pole carved by Tlingit craftsmen. less
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