Photo: Dedication

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2003


n Houston of the Auk tribe, right to left, leads Goldie Barr, Mary Pat Wyatt and Jeannie Johnson out of the Juneau-Douglas High School atrium Saturday after the JDHS commons opening and totem pole dedication. Commissioned by the 1980 Juneau Centennial Committee to celebrate contributions of the Tlingit people to Juneau, the 40-foot pole in the background was carved by Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan and ereted outside Centennial Hall. Noting some deterioration during a restoration project in 2000, Jackson recommended it be moved indoors. It was brought to the JDHS atrium and painted by Jackson and his wife, Dorica, this summer.

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