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Catalog Number 2013.077.283
Object Name Memorandum
Scope & Content After the Luvera totem pole at Washington Park fell in the storm of December 18, 1990, the remains were cut in sections and taken a storage site at the city dump. The city dump was opened to city residents as a place to leave damaged trees, etc., from the storm. Parts of the totem pole were taken away from the unsecured site by unknown individuals.

During the period of January-May 1991, an anonymous phone call was received, probably by Phyllis Luvera Ennes. The lady didn't want to give her name or write a letter. The quotes below are from a memo about the call.
"Destruction of pole an outrage, a crime"
"Park Dept. personnel should be fired."
"Whoever responsible either didn't like totem poles or didn't like Paul Luvera. Inexcusable behavior. Can't your brother sue them for malfeasance?"
"Pole belonged to the public. It belonged to me. It belonged to your."
"Expected to see many letters in AMERICAN. Did the paper withhold them?"
Title Memo of anonymous telephone call
Caption Memo of anonymous telephone call
Date 1991/ /
People ENNES, Phyllis LUVERA
LUVERA, Phyllis
Search Terms ANACORTES AMERICAN
memo
damage
totem pole
Washington Park
Subjects Communication - Memo
Place - Anacortes, WA