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"Bellingham No. 2" fire department hose wagon with two horses is parked in front of open doors of fire house with four men including the driver
"Bellingham No. 2" fire department hose wagon with two horses is parked in front of open doors of fire house with four men including the driver
Bellingham's Station No. 2 was located in Fairhaven at 1110 donovan Street, about 1905. This photograph shows the only piece of equipment used by this station. Five of Bellingham's 11 firemen manned the southside station. In 1927, a new buildign was constructed at the southwest corner of 14th and Harris Avenue.
"Blanket Bill" Jarman's four-masted schooner with American flag on the water
"Blanket Bill" Jarman's four-masted schooner with American flag on the water
Caption: "Blanket Bill Jarman's Schooner. Built at Port Angeles by him and Richard Eacrett in 1890. Photo copy by P.R. Jeffcott."
"Block house" defense structure located at Coupeville, Washington
"Block house" defense structure located at Coupeville, Washington
This "Block House" is now part of the Island County Historical Society's Museum.
"Dot Island" sits in the middle of Chuckanut Bay, Washington
"Dot Island" sits in the middle of Chuckanut Bay, Washington
View from above tracks of the Interurban rail line, with a small house on the shore
"Eureka Hotel" on corner of Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA
"Eureka Hotel" on corner of Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA
Back caption: "June 1941. Condemned. The hotel was built before 1907, managed by Charles Hamman, 1934-1941. The building on the far left is the Bellingham Herald building.
"Indians Reef Netting for Salmon at Lummi Island, June 1898"
"Indians Reef Netting for Salmon at Lummi Island, June 1898"
Front caption: "Indians Reef Netting for Salmon at Lummi Isl. - June 1898 - Bert Huntoon Photo." This print has been enhanced with white, grey, and black inks. Approximately ten canoes float parallel as Native Americans reef net in waters off Lummi Island
"Mr. Walter's famous cherry and apple orchard"
"Mr. Walter's famous cherry and apple orchard"
Caption: "Mr. Walter's famous cherry and apple orchard. This is a few feet above sea level." And: "House up here on the hill" with an arrow." The photograph is numbered "4." Typed on an envelope with photograph: "10 pictures pertaining to Jimmie Pickett." General George Pickett left his son James with Catherine and William Collins when he went to Virginia to fight in the Civil War. Jimmie's mother, Morning Mist, died shortly after his birth in December 1857. Catherine Collins later became Catherine Walters. The homesteads were in the Olympia, Washington area. Jimmie Pickett, an artist, died in August 1889.
"Northern Hotel" next to offices of Pacific American Fisheries, Fairhaven,  Washington
"Northern Hotel" next to offices of Pacific American Fisheries, Fairhaven, Washington
Back caption: "D.M. Brosseau. 1889. Foot of Harris." On the left is the office of Pacific American Fisheries."
"Runaway Logs Dance on Waves" (copy of newspaper article)
"Runaway Logs Dance on Waves" (copy of newspaper article)
This is a laminated newspaper clipping. Caption reads: "Runaway Logs Dance on Waves-Big peeler logs which broke away from storage during wild windstorm beat crazy rhythm in Pacific American Fisheries winter morrage near plywood plant in South Bellingham Friday noon. PAF power scows and fish boats are at left in picture taken from Pier B, looking easterly to-ward South Bellingham hill district. Runaway logs are common...(cuts off)" Included with the photo is a letter from D.L. Fickel of Pacific American Fisheries to a H.W. Cameron dated 3/23/64, explaining that Biery had taken the photo the previous weekend.
"State of Washington," a 175 foot stern-wheeler steamboat
"State of Washington," a 175 foot stern-wheeler steamboat
"State of Washington" was sister sip to the "Fairhaven" which was destroyed by fire in 1918. Both were built in Tacoma in 1889.The State of Washington operated for a number of years between Seattle and Bellingham Bay and then between Seattle and Everett. She was sold in 1913 to the Dalles-Columbia line for passenger and freight service on the Columbia; eventually she was sold to become a towing vessel and on June 23, 1919 while towing Standard Oil Barge 93 from Astoria to Portland she was completely demolished by a boiler explosion. South Hill is in the middle ground behind the ship and Fairhaven and Southern Railroad cars are visible on the shore.
"The Gun That Killed The Pig"
"The Gun That Killed The Pig"
A chair on a porch draped with coat and satchel, with rifle leaning against it. Back caption: "#123-The Gun that Killed the Pig." There is an address label in the left bottom corner on the back that reads: "Mrs. Edward Edson, 312 Mount Baker Apts., Bellingham, Washington."
"The Mediterranean of the Pacific" (Negative copy of article from Harper's New Monthly Magazine)
"The Mediterranean of the Pacific" (Negative copy of article from Harper's New Monthly Magazine)
September 1870, v. XLI, No. 244, entitled "The Mediterranean of the Pacific" dealing with the geography and demography of the newly explored Pacific Northwest after the railroad arrived. Contains drawings of Indians, loggers, towns (Port Townsend, Victoria, Seattle, Olympia, Nanaimo) and a map of the Puget Sound.In front of the folder containing the article, its title is written in ink on a sheet of paper addressed to Pacific American Fisheries, 401 Harris Ave., Bellingham, Wash.
"Whatcom" - football game
"Whatcom" - football game
Back caption: "Whatcom." A muddy football game with seven players and a referee in the foreground and spectators - all men and boys - in the background
1000 North Garden Street house
1000 North Garden Street house
See also GB1422. This house is at 1000 North Garden - south-side exterior view of three-story hillside home
1000 North Garden Street house, Bellingham, Washington
1000 North Garden Street house, Bellingham, Washington
This house is at 1000 North Garden Street. In 1901, this house was occupied by Harvey. L. and Clara V. Dickenson. In the 1890s, Harvey was a real estate speculator and Fairhaven promoter. He also particiated in the transport of prospectors to the gold country of Alaska. He was charter member of The Cougar Club, organized in 1901. Harvey & Clara had no children. His sister, Carrie Jane Dickenson, and his brother, Merville C. Dickenson, also lived inthis house. Merville C. Dickenson, Jr. eventually inherited the house and the family retained possession until 2002.See also GB1423.
1100 block of Elk Street, Bellingham, Washington
1100 block of Elk Street, Bellingham, Washington
Back caption: "Views of Bellingham Taken By C C Siegel Nov.12-1910. Dellinger Bldg. 1100 Blk. Elk St." Playbills for "The Squawman" are posted in the windows of two storefronts. The door numbered 1139 was a "moving picture" business. The storefront on the right has a sign reading, "Tivoli Bar."

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