Monday, August 25, 2014

John Giannotti's totem pole

John Giannotti carved and painted this totem pole during a single two-week session (in 1982, I think). He was the Hird Director and his office was in the first floor of Hird Lodge. He had Chuck White haul a tree to the yard just to the east of the lodge. He set it up on huge sawhorses and spent at least several hours per day carving it. VCs and counselors who needed him to talk about camp issues would stop by. I guess you could call these Totem Pole Office Hours. Anyway, he is one of many photos circulating out there of the pole once it had been completed and put in the ground by the main camp entrance. This photo was taken in around 1986.