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Catalog Number 2013.077.255.001-.002
Object Name letter
Scope & Content In 1967 Paul Luvera carved a 30-foot Thunderbird totem pole for the Boy Scout World Jamboree in Farragut, Idaho. Following the event the pole was donated to the City of Anacortes and placed at Sunset Beach in Washington Park.

A winter storm in late 1990 toppled it to the ground; during the removal it was cut into 10-foot sections and taken for storage to the old city landfill site at 37th Street and A Avenue. Some parts were subsequently stolen and the few remnants later returned to the family.

Following the article in the ANACORTES AMERICAN (2013.077.251), more letters were written.

This letter was written to Phyllis Luvera Ennes and Anita Luvera Ennes from Steve Colby, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Anacortes. "Just a short note of thanks to both of you for allowing me the personal opportunity to meet and express my sincerest apologies concerning our handling of the totem pole and discuss some positive solutions. Again thanks for your understanding."

.002 is the envelope in which the letter was sent.
Title Letter from Steve Colby
Caption Letter from Steve Colby to Phyllis and Anita Luvera
Date 1991/04/13
People ENNES, Phyllis LUVERA
LUVERA, Phyllis
LUVERA, Anita
MAYER, Anita LUVERA
COLBY, Steve
Search Terms letter
correspondence
ANACORTES AMERICAN
totem pole
totem
destruction
Sunset Beach
Washington Park
Thunderbird
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - correspondence