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On November 1, 1990, Paul Luvera, Sr., wrote this memorandum to his wife, Mary Babarovich Luvera, and sent a copy to his daughter, Phyllis Luvera Ennes.
He wanted the 14-foot totem pole donated to the Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of 9th and Commercial. "We ask for no pay, but a letter of credit, saying we donated a $1500 INDIAN TOTEM POLE, and we request a small sign in front of the building by the TOTEM POLE, saying --' CARVED BY PAST PRESIDENT (1938) OF OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PAUL N. LUVERA SR. TOTEM PAINTED BY MARY LUVERA. TOTEM CARVED IN 1962.' "
He also suggested that the "AMERICAN" might be interested in a photo story.
Note: As of March 2015, a totem pole stands insidet the entrance to the Chamber of Commerce office. A display of important moments in the life of Paul Luvera Sr. is on the wall behind it, curated by the Anacortes Museum. According to that information, the totem pole was donated to the Skagit County Museum in LaConner where it stood for 25 years before moving to its present position on a long-term loan (as verified by Skagit County Historical Museum). The brass plaque on the side of the totem pole reads, "Carved by Paul N. Luvera, Anacortes, Washington."
Note: Luvera died November 4, 1990, three days after this note was written.
|Title||Notes to Mary Luvera from Paul Luvera, Sr.|
|Caption||Notes to Mary Luvera from Paul Luvera, Sr.|
LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
LUVERA, Mary Thelma BABAROVICH
ENNES, Phyllis LUVERA
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - Memorandum