Occidental Park

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Occidental Park information

Location
Seattle , USA
Address
btwn S Washington & S Main Sts
Getting there
Tram: Pioneer Sq
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Notable in this cobblestone plaza, just off 1st Ave S, are the totem poles carved by Duane Pasco, a nationally respected Chinookan carver and artist from Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula. The totems depict the welcoming spirit of Kwakiutl, a totem bear, the tall Sun and Raven, and a man riding on the tail of a whale.

Also eye-catching is the Firefighters’ Memorial , featuring life-size bronze sculptures of firefighters in action. Engraved on the granite slabs surrounding the sculpture are the names of Seattle firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty since the department’s inception after the Great Fire. The artist is Hai Ying Wu, a University of Washington graduate.