Monday, November 2, 2015

The World's Largest Totem Pole

Located in our little town of McKinleyville is the World's Largest Totem Pole.

It was designed by Ernie Pierson and Johnny Nelson and is carved into a 160 foot single redwood log (over 500 years old) making it the largest totem pole in the world. It was erected in 1962 to celebrate the opening of the McKinleyville Shopping Center.
(It is actually next to and behind a Safeway....still, pretty cool right?)


  1. Hari Om
    Very cool... glad it was left standing and not under a car park now!!! YAM xx

  2. Very cool! I wonder if we have ever been to your town before. I recall staying at Myers Flat, is that close to you?


    1. Myers Flat is about 30 minutes south of us :-).


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