This place really was Ed Galloway’s dream – he started building what became Totem Pole Park in 1937, and continued adding to the place until his death in 1962. The place fell into disrepair after that, but by the late 1980s, Ed was recognized as one of America’s noteworthy folk artists and restoration work on the part was begun. This article notes that it’s taken longer to restore Ed’s creations than it took him to build them and that the original paint colors on the huge concrete totem pole have been duplicated with special, long-lasting paint.
If you’re in the area, you ought to stop by; admission’s free and in the mornings, it’s nicely shady.
Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park
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