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Totem Pole Park, Foyil

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Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park consists of eleven objects and one building on 14 acres in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The park is ten miles north-east of Claremore and is located 3.5 miles east of historic U.S. Route 66 and Foyil. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1999 and is currently owned and operated by the Rogers County Historical Society and the Foyil Heritage Association. The park's main totem pole is claimed to be the "World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole."
The park was constructed by Ed Galloway, a retired manual arts teacher who had taught for over 20 years at the Children's Home orphanage in Sand Springs, OK. Upon his retirement, Galloway had moved to a small farm near Foyil. He soon began work on the totem pole, which he built using modern building materials, including six tons of steel, 28 tons of cement, and 100 tons of sand and rock. In 1948, Galloway completed the totem pole, which had a completed height of approximately 90 ft (27 m). At its base, the totem pole is 30 ft (9 m) wide, and it rests on the back of a turtle. The entire totem pole is decorated with approximately 200 bas relief images, which include brightly colored Native American portraits, symbols, and animal figures. PutTotem Pole Park into our Foyil tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It was a bit out-of-the-way, but I wanted to stop. Took some great family photos. No entrance fee, but there is a box for donations. 
    It was a bit out-of-the-way, but I wanted to stop. Took some great family photos. No entrance fee, but there is a box for donations.  more »
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  • A place to see historical places in Tulsa, outside of Tulsa
  • I really enjoyed the gem! The are is amazing and there is also a gift shop and museum. The story behind this roadside attraction is amazing! There is also walking trails through the woods. It's a must see!

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