McKinleyville Totem Pole

See the Worlds Largest Totem Pole
See the Worlds Largest Totem Pole’s 160 feet high, and carved from a 500 year old tree weighing 57,000 pounds?  It’s the worlds largest totem pole – built out of the largest tree ever hauled across a California highway. The totem pole was carved to commemorate the grand opening of the Mckinleyville Shopping Center. Designed in 1962 by Ernest Pierson of Pierson’s Building Center in Eureka, he and a friend carved the monster tree in the parking lot of the center.It is located in the parking lot to the left and slightly behind Safeway on Central Avenue not far from the Arcata-Eureka Airport (in McKinleyville).