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Totem poles have history at Maine campground

(Sept. 1, 2009) -- Although he will leave at the end of the season, Norris, a retired electrical and mechanical engineer, has left his mark throughout the property with carvings that have become emblematic of Wakeda Campground. Over the years, Norris, age 85, has carved and painted multiple totem poles, three of which currently stand at the entryway to the facility's camping sites, as well as two "cigar Indians" — a chief and a maiden — that stand at the doorway to the campground office. Norris also maintains gardens where two of his totem poles stand.

(Sept. 1, 2009) — Although he will leave at the end of the season, Norris, a retired electrical and mechanical engineer, has left his mark throughout the property with carvings that have become emblematic of Wakeda Campground. Over the years, Norris, age 85, has carved and painted multiple totem poles, three of which currently stand at the entryway to the facility’s camping sites, as well as two “cigar Indians” — a chief and a maiden — that stand at the doorway to the campground office. Norris also maintains gardens where two of his totem poles stand.

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