Balch founded the town of Port Steilacoom in January 1851 after Edmund Sylvester discouraged Balch from setting up a store nearby in Smithfield, which became Olympia that year and the Territorial capital the next year.After Sylvester ran up the rent for his barren lots, Balch packed up his goods, sailed north out of Budd's Inlet and landed 20 miles northeast (west of today's Mc Cord Air Force Base). 4, 2007 These home pages remain free of any charge. Please pass on this website link to your family, relatives, friends and clients. George Vancouver explored the Puget Sound in 1792 in the British ship, Discovery, his midshipman artist, John Sykes, drew the landscapes and natives.After contracting malaria, he returned quickly to the Olympic Peninsula that fall or winter. Hastings married an Indian maiden who has long since crossed the great divide, Mr. He is now residing near Ferndale with his niece, Mrs.
The realistic detail of Full HD images invites you to enjoy a viewing experience that redefines reality.Another legend rose in Port Townsend that he was the first white settler there, based largely on an Aug. [Another version of the ransom/blankets] At that time, 1848, where Port Townsend now stands was a barren wilderness save Indian villages which covered the lower end of the present business portion of the city. Manning, and with whom he expects to spend his remaining days. Camfield, author of Port Townsend, An Illustrated History of Shanghaiing, Shipwrecks, Soiled Doves and Sundry Souls (2000), who initially concluded that Jarman was indeed the first white man to come ashore at future Port Townsend but that he only lived in the area temporarily with the S'Klallam Indians and that Henry C.27, 1904, Leader newspaper article from Port Townsend that was written when Bill came back for a picnic, so we spun this separate feature off from the Jarman epic to explore this possibility: Among the arrivals yesterday in the city to attend the picnic and clambake was William Jarman, who enjoys the distinction of being the first white settler in Port Townsend . He was received by King George and the Duke of York, the two leading chiefs of the tribe and taken to their homes where he was well treated. Wilson was the first to stake an actual claim in 1850.S.) Expedition - NW Coast (see 1789) 1792 Alexander Baranov (Russian) Expedition - NW Coast 1792 Spanish military post established at Neah Bay 1803-06 Lewis & Clark (U.S.) Expedition overland - 1805 passed by southern end of Coast Salish territory at Columbia River; established general American claim to area; est. 800 1807 Simon Fraser (English) descended Fraser River through Salish territory 1810 John Jacob Astor (U.