• Creator
  • Warner, Arthur Churchill, 1864-1943
  • Description
  • Totem pole set in triangular median; small wrought iron fence around pole and shrubs. Olympic Hotel (with Northern Pacific ticket office) visible behind it. Horse drawn buggy and truck seen along 1st Avenue South behind pole. Taken pre-1906, as the Pioneer Square Pergola has not been built. Also in NA1509, cur3963, cur47020, UW8571Caption on image: The totem pole. 204.Note from Museum of History and Industry: The totem pole at Pioneer Square h... more
    Totem pole set in triangular median; small wrought iron fence around pole and shrubs. Olympic Hotel (with Northern Pacific ticket office) visible behind it. Horse drawn buggy and truck seen along 1st Avenue South behind pole. Taken pre-1906, as the Pioneer Square Pergola has not been built. Also in NA1509, cur3963, cur47020, UW8571Caption on image: The totem pole. 204.Note 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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