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    [Tree cutting on Bush homestead]
    Creation Date: Sep. 26, 1962
    Catalog ID: C1986.
    8 Photographic negatives 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. Also featured was resident Wally Turner sitting on a log monument to the blockhouse that at one time was on the property.
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    [Jacob Lawrence working on a drawing]
    Creation Date: 1972
    Catalog ID: C1973.27.7.11
    Color slide. Photograph of Jabob Lawrence working on a drawing in the George Washington Bush series. .
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    [Bush Family Photograph Album]
    Catalog ID: 2010.70.1
    Call Number: Photo Album
    Photograph album, 34 pages, containing portraits (some unidentified) related to various members of the William Owen Bush Family, who lived in Bush Prairie, near Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington. Note: pages 29-34 lack prints. Front album cover is embossed with floral designs and the words "Our Friends" The photographs in the album are inserted into heavy mat boards framed with gold colored borders.
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    In the Iowa territory, they rendezvoused with a wagon train headed for the Oregon Trail.
    Creation Date: 1973
    Catalog ID: C1973.27.4
    One of a series of five paintings by Jacob Lawrence, depicting the George Bush (pioneer) party traveling to Oregon. Gouache on board. This panel illustrates people travelling in wagons pulled by oxen. There is a man with a rifle in the foreground, probably intended to be George Bush. This is the second panel of the series. The artist intended the panels to be hung with the first panel on the right to indicate travel from east to west. Recent research suggests that George Bush did not have the middle name "Washington." At the time these paintings were created, that research had not yet emerged. The original title of the works, "the George Washington Bush Series," remains on the collections record. By Jacob Lawence, 1973.