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Mendenhall, Mississippi: Mississippi's Tallest Totem Pole

An unusual, skinny pole carved by local artist Johnny Knight, who donated it to the town before he died in 2003.

Simpson Hwy 149, Mendenhall, MS
Downtown, on the north side of Hwy 149, just west of its intersection with N. Main St. In front of the public library.
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Mississippi's Tallest Totem Pole

Before his death in 2003, local artist and carver Johnny Knight donated Mississippi's tallest totem pole to his hometown, according to the local library. There are supposedly several more of his carvings around the state. The totem pole stands in front of the City of Mendenhall Public Library.

[Debbie, 10/25/2015]

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