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    [teakettle]
    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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    Bush Place, Thurston County
    Creation Date: Jun. 1909
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.15062
    Call Number: Curtis 15062
    Black and white glass plate negative, rural scene of a dirt road on the George Washington Bush Place Homestead, Bush Prairie, near Tumwater, Thurston County, WA. A fence and gate are visible in the distance, but trees hide buildings and no people are not present. Asahel Curtis photographer, June 1909. Curtis 1943.42.15061 is a similar view with an automobile and a structure visible.
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    [Tree cutting on Bush homestead]
    Creation Date: Sep. 26, 1962
    Catalog ID: C1986.43.62.9.26.4.1
    Photographic negative of a tree topping operation and a man sitting on a log bench. Photographs ran September 27, p. 1 and accompanied an article about the operation, which occurred on the historic homestead of pioneer George [Washington] Bush, Tumwater, WA, Thurston County. w. LeRoy (Red) West was the owner of the property (Mrs. West was a great-granddaughter of Bush). Swante Kyllonen was the veteran tree topper. The tree was 112 feet high and a hazard to airplanes at the nearby Olympia Regional Airport.
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    Blacks in the Westward movement
    Creation Date: 1975
    Catalog ID: 1999.1.84
    Call Number: PAM/305./896073/B561s/1975
    57 p.; ill., maps; 27.5 cm.. Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service.
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    [fanning mill]
    Creation Date: 1850-1880
    Catalog ID: C1953.393.1
    Large wooden "box" with screens, wheel, lever and gear to process wheat and other grains, rough hewn, unfinished wood. Used by George Washington Bush, 1850-1880, in Olympia, WT.
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    [Dedication Bush Prairie marker]
    Creation Date: Sep. 7, 1916
    Catalog ID: 2013.0.211
    Photograph of the dedication of an historic marker located on Bush Prairie, Thurston County, marking the Oregon Trail. Bush Prairie was named after George [Washington] Bush, African-American pioneer. In the center of the image is the marker, a white plinth with a bronze plaque on it. Flowers are placed at its base and on its top. Six men and five women stand on either side of the marker. Their names are identified in the subject field of this record. They include members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), who were instrumental in placing ten monuments to the Oregon Trail in Washington State. The men are wearing suits and three of them hold hats in hand. The women are wearing dresses and hats. Behind the group are evergreen trees.
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    [Bush Prairie monument]
    Creation Date: Sep. 26, 1962
    Catalog ID: C1986.43.62.9.26.4.2
    Photographic negative of Tumwater, WA, Thurston County resident Wally Turner sitting on a log monument commemorating Bush Prairie and its blockhouse. Photograph ran September 27, p. 1
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    [spring scale]
    Creation Date: 1840-1855
    Catalog ID: C1941.7.11
    Small spring scale brought to Washington Territory and used by the George Washington Bush family in Washington Territory, 1840-1855. Made of metal, black in color. Round hanging ring affixed to top of cylinder. Lower end of cylinder has large curved hook.
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    Bush Place, Thurston County
    Creation Date: Jun. 1909
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.15061
    Call Number: Curtis 15061
    Black and white glass plate negative, showing a REO automobile, with 3 men inside, traveling on a rural dirt road between split-rail fences on the George Washington Bush Family homestead, Bush Prairie, near Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington. One structure is partially visible, however trees in the background hide most of the other buildings, Asahel Curtis photographer, June 1909. Curtis 1943.42.15062 is a similar view lacking an automobile.
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    Location of Geo: Bush 640 acres, taken in 1855
    Creation Date: 1855
    Catalog ID: 2010.70.22
    land survey map, hand drawn and colored, showing the location of Geo: Bush 640 acres, taken in 1855, the nearby land claim of Gabriel Jones is also indicated.