Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
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"Kalama Totems, Kalama, Washington"
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Dog show going on in the foreground. Image taken August 1, 2009.


Kalama Totems ...
Four totem poles featuring mythical forms, symbols, and creatures of the Pacific Northwest Native American culture are located in Marine Park, Kalama, Washington. Marine Park borders the Columbia River just west of Interstate 5 and downtown Kalama. The tallest pole is carved from a 700-year-old Western Red Cedar, and, according to the Cowlitz County Department of Tourism website (2008), at 140-feet, this totem is the largest one-piece totem in the world.

Totem Pole Landscape:   "From the Interstate, one can see the distinctive totem poles off in the distance. The largest of the four poles, carved out of a 700 year-old Western Red Cedar, stands 140 feet high. Local Native American craftsman Don Lelooska began work on them for the display at the Seattle World Fair in 1962, but did not finish in time. Refinished and rehabilitated twice, they stand as a proud landmark of community involvement and pride." [2006, "Kalama's Front Yard", Portland State University and RMH2 Group]

Faces of the Totems ...

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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2008.

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Thunderbird, Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.
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Totems, Kalama, Washington. Image taken August 1, 2009.

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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken July 30, 2011.
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Totem, Kalama, Washington. Image taken July 30, 2011.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 5, 1805 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Cowlitz County Department of Tourism website, 2008;
  • "ExperienceWa.com" website, 2008, Washington tourism;
  • Images of Cowlitz County website, 2008;
  • "Kalama's Front Yard", a preliminary waterfront site plan for the Port of Kalama, Portland State Univeristy Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program Workshop Project, June 12, 2006, and the RMH2 Group;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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