Kalama, Washington: Tallest Totem Pole From One Tree

Skinny, white, and 140 feet tall. Stands on a riverbank, out in the open, so everyone can admire its height. Totem pole purists dismiss this pole, as it was not carved by indigenous people. 2019: On the ground, undergoing repairs.
Address:
Hendrickson Drive, Kalama, WA
Directions:
I-5 exit 27. Turn west on Robb Rd, then immediately right (north) onto Dupont Rd. Drive a hundred yards, then turn right onto Port Rd/Hendrickson Drive. Drive two miles north, paralleling the freeway. You'll see a playground on the left, with the totem pole behind it. Parking lot is just past the playground.
Hours:
July 2019: Under repair.
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Totem pole on the ground.

Tallest Totem Pole From One Tree

The Tallest Totem Pole is on the ground now, but still cool!

[Hana, 01/31/2019]
Tallest Totem Pole From One Tree

Visit this soon because it's coming down due to dry rot.

[Lisa King, 07/08/2018]

Totem pole from one tree.

World's Tallest Totem Pole Carved From One Tree

So the sign claims. 140 feet tall, with three additional poles and a full description on signs. On the riverbank of the Columbia River.

[Vanna, 07/10/2016]

The poles were carved by Don "Chief Lelooska" Smith. He hoped to display them at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, but couldn't finish in time. They've stood here since 1974.

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