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John T. Williams memorial totem pole

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Hidden : 04/02/2012
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a traditional hand carved first nations totem pole

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there is a cache hidden in a part of seattle's recent history. this 33-foot tall totem pole was erected on february 26, 2012 in honor of John T. Williams as a symbol to promote peace and honor.

John T. Williams, a 50 year old first nations totem carver, was shot and killed by a police officer on august 30, 2010.

at roughly 3,500 pounds, the pole includes carvings of a perched eagle and a mother raven and the figure of a woodcarver.

williams' friends and family worked on the pole for nearly a year, with space set aside for them at both seattle center and waterfront park on alaskan way so that passers-by could watch and even participate.

Rick Williams, the brother of the late John T. Williams, explains: “I, like my brother, am a First Nations carver in the heritage and tradition of my people and my family who have been carving in Seattle since at least 1926. We give the John T. Williams totem pole to the City of Seattle in the hope that it will be a symbol of peace and honor for many generations.”
you can read more about this totem pole here; totem pole

congratulations to shrek198 for the FTF!
congratulations to Bio-KK for the STF!

this cache is part of my seattle tour series which highlights some of my favorite locations within walking distance of each other. from north to south, they are:
queen anne's red herrings : GC3EGFC
John T. Williams memorial totem pole : GC3G2EH
seattle center art tour : GC3J328
elliot bay boardwalk : GC3EGVA
where it started : GC3A7RC

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