Old Blockhouse.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



Collection

Citation

Unknown., “Old Blockhouse.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 18, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8387.

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Title

Old Blockhouse.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Ellensburg (Washington) -- Buildings, Historic; Old Blockhouse (Ellensburg, Wash.); Shaser, George; Blockade -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg

Description

Old blockhouse built on the George Shaser (1815-1899) homestead northeast of Ellensburg was constructed from large pine logs gotten from the surrounding hills. The old blockhouse was used by pioneers in self-defense and protection during the Bannock and Piute Indian War in 1877-1878.Originally printed in a local newspaper, the picture of the old blockhouse accompianied an historical account of the area. Handwritten across the photograph is "George Shaser American Fur Trader man Shaser."

Creator

Unknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1910.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

8"x10" b/w enlarged photographic reproduction of the newspaper run photograph.

Identifier

BLD-037