Ketchikan is known for its totem poles. Did you know that the low man on the totem pole--the bottom figure--is actually the most important? I guess he's got the weight of the cares of all the other figures on his back.Ketchikan is also known for Creek Street. In older days it wasn't just little shops and restaurants. It was a bit rowdier. The salmon were headed up the creek to their spawning grounds.