Photo:Productive convention

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Three totem poles, created last week during a carvers convention, are moved to their new home Sunday in front of Hugh and Nina Fleury's house in Ketchikan. Though located in the Fleurys' front yard, the poles are owned by the carvers and the three Native tribes they represent, according to Nina Fleury, the carving convention organizer. The 10-foot poles were carved in one week and will be finished in the Fleurys' front yard before they are raised. Carvers from as far as Japan and Puerto Rico participated in the project, in addition to carvers from Southeast Alaska. Fleury plans to have the carving convention every other year.



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