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Traditional Geocache

You Tell 'Em, Totem

A cache by klwallen Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/13/2008
In Washington, United States
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A small cache on the shores of the Montlake Cut.

The original site was getting pretty trashy so I moved it to N 47 38.819 W 122 18.058

This is a lovely little park with nice view looking toward Union Bay. A highlight of the park is a totem pole.

As noted in Viola Garfield’s book Seattle’s Totem Poles, this totem pole was carved by Chief John Wallace, a Kaigani Haida, in 1937. It was originally sited near a cannery on Prince of Wales Island and brought to Seattle when the cannery closed. After restoration work it was installed at the Montlake Cut in 1983. The pole depicts the “Story of North Island” in British Columbia. The figures on the pole are Eagle at the top, with a fish at its feet; the old woman of the story; Bear with the boy between its legs; another Eagle holding a seal, one of the animals provided as food to the woman; a bird-like figure, probably Raven; and the figure of a man at the bottom.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Unir n frng.

Decryption Key


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Last Updated: on 9/16/2017 4:37:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:37 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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