Totem Bight State Historical Park

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Totem Bight State Historical Park
Location Milepost 10 of the N. Tongass Rd. Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, USA
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Created 1959
Operated by Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Totem Bight State Historical Park is a 33-acre (13 ha) state park in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located north of Ketchikan.

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Totem Bight State Historic Site
Totem Bight Community House, Mud Bight Village, North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan vicinity (Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska).jpg
Totem Bight State Historical Park is located in Alaska
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Nearest city Ketchikan, Alaska
Coordinates 55°25′12″N 131°46′24″W / 55.42000°N 131.77333°W / 55.42000; -131.77333Coordinates: 55°25′12″N 131°46′24″W / 55.42000°N 131.77333°W / 55.42000; -131.77333
Area 8.5 acres (3.4 ha)
Built 1940
Architect Brown,Charles; Et al.
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #

70000916

[1]
Added to NRHP October 27, 1970

In 1938, the United States Forest Service used Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) funds to hire skilled carvers from among the older Native Alaskans to repair or duplicate totem poles that were abandoned when the natives moved to communities where work was available. The CCC project put the community house and 15 totem poles in place. At statehood in 1959, title to the land passed from the federal government to the State of Alaska. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 27, 1970.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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