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  • Totem pole set in triangular median; small wrought iron fence around pole and shrubs. Pioneer Building to the left, Hotel Seattle, Merchants Cafe and Olympic Hotel visible behind it in the center. Trolleys, horse-drawn vans, wagons and men move around the streets. Taken pre-1906, as the Pioneer Square Pergola has not been built. Also in NA1509, war3017, cur3963, cur47020Note from Museum of History and Industry: The totem pole at Pioneer Square... more
    Totem pole set in triangular median; small wrought iron fence around pole and shrubs. Pioneer Building to the left, Hotel Seattle, Merchants Cafe and Olympic Hotel visible behind it in the center. Trolleys, horse-drawn vans, wagons and men move around the streets. Taken pre-1906, as the Pioneer Square Pergola has not been built. Also in NA1509, war3017, cur3963, cur47020Note 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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