Cayuga County Totem Tree

Cayuga County Totem Tree Scipioville New York


Stock #: 660672
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Scipioville
State: New York (NY)
County: Cayuga
Size: 3.25" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This curiosity of Southern Cayuga is situated at Barber's Corners, one mile west of Scipioville, and three miles east of Levanna, on a well-kept lawn. It was carved out of a good-sized tree in the summers of 1911 and 1912 by George E. Carr, a soldier of the Civil War of 1861 and 1865. This Totem Tree might be called one of the wonders of the age as the phrase "Nothing like it" can be applied to its many unique features. The idea was borrowed from the Totem Pole of the Alaska Indians, but it is is much more artistic in its execution, the inequalities of the tree and branches being carved into such figures as suited their shape. There are forty figures on all sides, consisting of animals, birds, portraits, etc., which are painted in various colors to make them prominent. This tree is about eighteen feet high and is viewed by many strangers who pause to give it more than passing notice. P.O. Address, Union Springs, N. Y.
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