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Friday, June 6, 2014

Restored totem pole unveiled in front of Log House Museum

The restored totem pole is unveiled in front of the Log House Museum in West Seattle Friday. This replica of a pole carved in British Columbia and brought to Belvedere View Point Park in 1939 was carved in 1966 from a Schmitz Park log and stood at Belvedere View Point Park on Admiral Way until 2006, when it was removed for restoration. Friday it was dedicated with Duwamish tribal songs and a blessing. The totem pole was carved by Michael Morgan and Bob Fleischman, two Boeing engineers. Artech, a local art installation and restoration company, put in more than 150 hours of work on the pole since 2012. "This is the biggest thing we've done since we opened the museum 17 years ago," said Clay Eals, executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. "It's a beacon for us and the community."