Caption on front in ink: "John Bennett and his heather from Mt. Beaker 1868" Bennett stands by a small round table pointing at a pot of heather. Bennett came to Whatcom in 1858 from Glasgow, Scotland seeking gold and worked in the Sehome Coal Mine earning enough to purchase the Compton Claim beyond the Eldridge homestead. He was a horticulturist who started the first nursery in Whatcom which was the source of many Whatcom County plants.
Photograph album with images depicting of scenery, people, places and public events in Bellingham, Washington and Whatcom County. The album also contains three images of an ostrich farm in Los Angeles, California