Ed’s Dream

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
Foyil, Oklahoma
photographed 10.12.2021

PS: That’s the world’s largest concrete totem pole, in case you keep track of things like that.
PS: The place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
PS: Here’s the place in color.

Posted on November 16, 2021, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love the light and shadows in this, but I note that you say “the original paint colors on the huge concrete totem pole have been duplicated with special, long-lasting paint.”…..do you have a colour version so we can see??

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