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Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alaskan Totem Pole

 
 
Alaskan Totem Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
1. Alaskan Totem Pole Marker
Inscription.
Presented to the
All-American Soap Box Derby
by the Juneau, Alaska,
Rotary Club

Original of this pole stands at Wrangell, Alaska, where since 1890 it has served as a memorial to the Kiksadi chief, Kolteen
...the monument consists of four memory devices: the personified mountain at the top; the frog, raven and beaver...all symbolic in Indian culture and of particular prominence in the history of the Kiksadi People.

-Dedicated August 16, 1947

 
Erected 1947 by All-American Soap Box Derby and the Kiksadi People.
 
Location. 41° 2.33′ N, 81° 27.468′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Touch for map. Marker is to the west of the West Grandstand at Derby Downs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 789 Derby Downs Drive, Akron OH 44306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Soap Box Derby (a few steps from this marker); Airdock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Karl Arnstein (approx. 0.3 miles away); Motorless Flight (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Alaskan Totem Pole and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
2. Alaskan Totem Pole and Marker
Marker is on the pole
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 2.8 miles away); United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Soap Box Derby. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kiksadi-Tlingit People of Sitka. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Totem Pole Websites for More Information. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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