McKinleyville, California: World's Largest Totem Pole

Carved in 1962 by Ernest Pierson. A sign informs visitors that at 160 feet in height, it is the world's largest. A totem pole British Columbia is 13 feet taller, but Canada cheated; theirs is made of two poles, one atop the other.

Central Ave., McKinleyville, CA
At the corner of Pickett and Gwinn Rds, at the back of the Safeway.
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Largest Totem Pole.

World's Largest Totem Pole

Claims to to the world's largest totem pole, 160 ft tall. In parking lot near Safeway.

[Jim Matthews, 04/02/2008]

World's Tallest Totem Pole.

World's Tallest Totem Pole

Here's a picture of the World's Tallest Totem Pole. I heard it wasn't officially the tallest until they placed the antennae on top.

[Joe Tamony, 02/18/2007]
World's Largest Totem Pole

Near down McKinleyville, behind the Safeway in the McKinleyville Shopping Center, is what could be the world's tallest totem pole from a single tree. The 160-foot-high pole was carved by the late Ernest Pierson and his friend John Nelson, to commemorate the grand opening of the McKinleyville Shopping Center in 1962.

[Ted Rowfast, 09/11/2006]

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