Rotting Olympia story pole must come down

Olympia, Washington (AP) October 2010

An historic 71-foot-tall story pole carved by a tribal artist in the 1930s is coming down from its location on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.

The Department of General Administration says consultants this week confirmed the rotting pole is in imminent danger of collapse and can’t be salvaged.

Agency spokesman Jim Erskine told The Olympian it will work with the state Office of Indian Affairs for a replacement.




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