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Discover the History of the Seattle Totems in New Book

Local author Jeff Obermeyer Releases New Book with Vintage Photos Telling Part of Seattle’s Hockey History

Telling a story in pictures is Seattle Totems, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series. The book by local author Marian Rogers-Lindsay is set to release on August 24th, 2015. The book boasts 205 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.

Before major-league professional sports came to the Northwest, Seattle had a rich minor-league sports history.

In the winter, Saturday afternoons were for college football, but the nights were for hockey. From the late 1950s through the mid-1970s, hockey could only mean one thing—the Seattle Totems. Led by Guyle Fielder, the Totems won three Western Hockey League (WHL) championships as they skated and fought against their rivals. Grab a seat and get ready to learn about Seattle’s hockey history from the Seattle Metropolitans, the first American team to win the Stanley Cup, through the Totems as they battle their WHL foes and even the Russian National Team in pursuit of hockey glory.

Highlights ofSeattle Totems include:
  • Seattle is currently attempting to secure a NHL (National Hockey League) team, and “Seattle Totems” is a visual history of professional hockey in the city.
  • Seattle was the home to the first American team to win the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in the four major professional sports in the US.
  • Former Seattle Totems photographer Jerry Berg gave the author complete access to his photo archive for use in “Seattle Totems,” as did the family of noted Seattle sports photographer, the late Bob Carver. 
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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