Apparently, this is not the original totem pole of Chief Johnson but nevertheless, it's a very colourful and interesting replica!! We loved the various totem poles we saw in Alaska - such workmanship and meanings - wish I'd had time to study them all!
Lots of history in Ketchikan, and people are friendly. It gets kind of crazy when you first get off the cruise ships due to the number of people invading this small town, but make sure you do some walking in the downtown area, lots to see!!! We tried to shop local Alaskan family owned stores.
We saw this totem pole on a recent trip and it is awaiting repair of his nose. It is a nice attraction and remainder of the native people in the center of town. I would like to return to see it after it is repaired.
This is a replica pole of one constructed in 1901 (the original is at the Totem Pole Heritage Center) with a useful information plaque. It's located on Steadman Street near the junction with Mill Street and should be Included as part of a city walking tour - you can pick up a guide map at the Visitors' Bureau. There is...