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    Port Blakely Mill Co. Cook House
    Creation Date: ca. 1888
    Catalog ID: 2015.75.65
    Call Number: 2015.75.65
    Black and white, fairly close photographic image of a large group of men standing, posing along the side of a long building that is the cookhouse for the Port Blakely Mill Co., Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, WT, ca. 1888. Three of the men are wearing aprons. There appear to be North American Indians, African Americans, and Asians in the group. Edward Nolan collection.
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    George Bush [Washington Territorial pioneer]
    Creation Date: 1965
    Catalog ID: 2018.0.73
    Call Number: PAM/979.779/T366g/1965
    One thesis (126 p. loose-leaf, tables, biblio., 28 x 21.5) by Paul F. Thomas, III, written "in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts," University of Washington, Seattle, in 1965. The thesis recounts the story of the Washington Territorial pioneer, George Bush, a man of African American and Irish American descent, and the five pioneering families who made "the first permanent settlement in the area which is known today as Washington State", settling in the Thurston County, Washington Territory area.
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    [Belle Bush Gaston]
    Creation Date: 1885-1910
    Catalog ID: C1950.3.96
    Photograph, shoulder length, of a young woman, identified as Belle Bush Gaston, of Olympia, WA, Thurston County. She is wearing a dark dress with high pleated collar. Her hair is pulled back except for curly bangs. Photograph by Mitchell, 1885-1910.
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    [Olympia Fire Company No. 2]
    Creation Date: ca. 1891
    Catalog ID: C1943.2x.44
    Photograph of Olympia Fire Company No. 2 fire building and staff, Olympia, WA, Thurston County. The building is a two story clapboard building with three sashed windows at second story, and two bays for the fire engines at ground level (this building was located on Columbia St between Fourth and Fifth avenues). A fire teams is pulled out with crews posing for photograph. One fire fighter is sitting in the driver's seat of the engine, which is hitched to two white horses. Eleven other men are posing in front of, behind, and to the side of the engine. One is mounted partway up a ladder which is leaning on an annex to the fire station. The side of Tacoma hall can be seen at the right of the image.. One of the fire fighters appears to be African-American, likely Jesse Mars. Some other identities are noted in the subject field of this catalogue entry. (Photograph probably taken to commemorate acquisition of new fire wagon) Pettis & Mulligan, photographer, ca. 1891.
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    H. R. 707, A Bill for the relief of George Bush (pioneer)
    Creation Date: Jan. 30, 1855
    Catalog ID: 2010.70.21
    H. R. 707, A Bill for the relief of George Bush (pioneer). Printed on front and reverse side. Resolution re. the designaiton of land in Thurston County, Washington Territory to George Bush (pioneer), of partial African American descent, and his wife, Isabelle James Bush, settling in the territory.
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    Washington Ball, Mr. W. O. Bush......
    Creation Date: 1890
    Catalog ID: 2017.0.21
    Call Number: EPH/979.7791/W176b/1890
    Invitation (10x12.5 cm.) issued to Mr. W.O. Bush to attend the Washington statehood anniversary ball, Friday, Feb. 21, 1890. William Owen Bush was a son of the first African-American settle in Washington Territory. Published in Olympia, WA. Ephemera
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    Isabella and George Bush (pioneer) land patent
    Creation Date: 1879
    Catalog ID: 2010.70.16
    Isabella and George Bush (pioneer) land patent, 1879. Reverse side of patent binder cover has "Geo Bush & wife" hand written in faded ink.
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    Letter to George Bush (pioneer), 16 February 1855
    Creation Date: Feb. 16, 1855
    Catalog ID: 2010.70.18
    Letter to George Bush (pioneer), 16 February 1855 from Columbia Lancaster. Letter re. land claim for George Bush, a man of African American and Irish American descent, and his family, settling in the Thurston County, Washington Territory area. Handwritten in black ink on one side of a single sheet of white paper.
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    Creation Date: 1840-1855
    Catalog ID: C1941.7.24
    Cast iron tea kettle (a: base; b: lid) used by the George Washington Bush family, 1840-1855 on the overland trip to the Pacific Northwest. Pot is round with flat base, sides divided into two with widest area at center. Large curved spout has notched sides. Raised rim edge holds round lid with hexagonal shape around finial. Large C shaped handle extends from back of spout to back of pot top.
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    [George Washington, Centralia, WA]
    Creation Date: ca. 1890
    Catalog ID: 2011.0.262
    Photographic print, portrait of African American, Washington Territory pioneer, George Washington, of Lewis County, Centralia, Washington, with his dog, seated on a stool or chair with horn legs outside the entrance to his home, undated, ca. 1890. He should not be confused with George Washington Bush of Thurston County