totem pole :
- n a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast
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- Army veteran Mel Allen walked more than a line in 'Operation Totem Pole'
Johnny Cash wrote a hit song about walking a metaphorical line. Army veteran Mel Allen could write a catalogue of music based on his “walk.” Allen and his unit, the 196th Regimental Combat Team, walked 872 miles in 1951 as a part of “Operation Totem Pole.” The walk is considered one of the longest recorded modern military marches in history and consisted of troops, trucks and artillery units.
June 14, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
- Tacoma Landmarks Commission, Arts Commission now agree: 110-year-old Tacoma Totem Pole should be restored
No formal action was taken Wednesday night but the Tacoma Landmarks Commission directed city staff to pursue a plan to restore the city’s historic totem pole and keep it standing in Fireman’s Park in the northern section of downtown.
June 13, 2013 - Tacoma News Tribune
- Interns at Google probably make more than you
They are lowest on the totem pole, lack any kind of job security and assigned work no one else wants to do. But for almost $6,000 per month, who cares?
June 12, 2013 - CNN Money