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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.
This article from the April 3, 1991, ANACORTES AMERICAN details some of the miscommunications during the event and asks the questions of how to maintain gifts to the city without a budget, and how can artworks be evaluated without expertise.
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LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - Newspaper