Some totem poles in Kalama. The biggest one is on the ground. Once I got back to our room, I had to do some research. There were four totem poles featuring mythical forms, symbols and creatures of the Pacific Northwest Native American Culture the tallest pole was carved from a 700 year old western red cedar and is 140 feet. According to local tourism it is the largest one piece totem in the world

But over 48 years, wind and rain have taken their toll on the totems. Concerned that the elements would bring down the tallest pole and hurt someone, the Port of Kalamazoo decided to take it down on 2018. I could not find any info on any future plans and I only saw 3 poles. By the time I finished my research it was too late to go check for the 4th pole

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