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Port of Kalama to get Lelooska totem pole

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KALAMA — Another Lelooska totem pole will fill the void created when the Port of Kalama took down its 140-foot pole in 2018, but it will be another year before it stands sentinel along the Columbia River.

Port commissioners Wednesday accepted the city of Longview’s donation of the Lelooska Campfire Totem Pole. City crews and port staff will remove the carved pillar and haul it to the Lelooska Foundation east of Woodland for restoration, said Mark Wilson, port executive director.

Earlier this month the Longview City Council voted to give the deteriorating 30-foot pole on Broadway to the port to restore and install near McMenamins Harbor Lodge.

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