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Dartmouth in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Totem Pole

 
 
Totem Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
1. Totem Pole Marker
Inscription.   This totem pole, carved by three Kwakiutl Indian carvers from a log of western red cedar, is a gift to the 1969 Canada Games Society on the occasion of the first Canadian Summer Games, held in the twin cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The four crest figures — Thunderbird, Killer Whale, Sea Otter and a Kwakiutl Chief — incorporate elements from stories that are typical of British Columbia.

Presented by the Province of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee, August, 1969.
 
Erected 1969 by Province of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centennial '71 Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCharity & Public WorkNative AmericansSports. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1969.
 
Location. 44° 40.304′ N, 63° 33.816′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Crichton Avenue, 0.1 kilometers north of Ochterloney Street (Nova Scotia Route 322), on the right
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when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sullivan's Pond Park, Dartmouth NS B2Y 1P1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sullivan's Pond (here, next to this marker); Legion War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald (approx. one kilometer away); How Dartmouth Has Grown (approx. one kilometer away); Wild about roses/La vie en rose (approx. one kilometer away); Vera B. Stone (approx. one kilometer away); Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien (approx. one kilometer away); "Bridges for Canada"/« Ponts pour le Canada » (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. The First Totem Pole: A Kwakiutl Legend. (Submitted on September 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Totem Poles: Culture and Meaning Among First Nations, With Kwakiutl Lineages. (Submitted on September 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Totem Pole and Marker at Sullivan's Pond Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
2. Totem Pole and Marker at Sullivan's Pond Park
Totem Pole at Sullivan's Pond Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
3. Totem Pole at Sullivan's Pond Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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