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Studio portrait of Blanket Bill Jarman
Back caption: "Blanket Bill Jarman 1820 -1912 -- Photo courtesy Galen Biery." William Robert Jarman was born in England in 1820. He was the first white settler in Whatcom. Captured by the Nootkas while left ashore by his Australian trading ship, he was released after two years in trade for thirty-two blankets. He and his Indian wife, Alice, settled southeast of Lake Samish in 1848; this became known as Jarman's Prairie for which he received a homestead patent in 1876. Eventually he lived in Ferndale with his niece's family. He died at 92 in 1912.
Biery, Galen (collector)
1 black and white print
Jarman, William Robert
Galen Biery papers and photographs
Digital objects made available by the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
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Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
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