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.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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