The May Pole has been a part of Eatonville’s May Day celebrations since its start. In fact, if you wanted to find out if someone went to school in Eatonville, one of the questions would be, “What year did you dance the May Pole?”
We are part of a grand tradition. The May Pole has been a recorded practice in parts of Europe since Medieval times.
Here are a couple shots from (I think) the 1950s may poles. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Photos courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.
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