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Totem Bight State Historical Park

Alaska Totem Bight State Historical Park

Alaska Totem Bight State Historical Park

Totem Bight State Historical Park – this park was originally created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression under President Roosevelt to create jobs. The remains of Native American Totem poles were collected by the CCC from abandoned native villages around Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Natives were recruited to carve replicas of the poles. This project lasted until the start of World War II. The park was taken over by the State during statehood in 1959. In the 1970’s, the park was handed over to the Parks & Recreation Department and remade as a National Historic Site. Admission: $5 per person. Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.