Ben Snipes Bank, Horse Show.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Cory A. Bushnell (1866-1941)., “Ben Snipes Bank, Horse Show.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed August 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8603.

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Title

Ben Snipes Bank, Horse Show.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Ellensburg (Washington) -- Buildings, Historic; Snipes, Ben; Ben Snipes Bank (Ellensburg, Wash.); Horse shows -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg; Helm, Charles; Stewart & Wilkes Co. (Ellensburg, Wash.); Bushnell, Cory A., 1866-1941; Commercial buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg

Description

The first horse show in Ellensburgh, Washington Territory occured during the late fall of 1888 or the early spring of 1889 in front of the beautiful stone Ben Snipes Bank. Charles Helm a local horse rancher owned the center horse which sold for $1,200. Helm was a business partner of B. F. Reed. The stone bank was built in 1887 to 1888 and was located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Pearl and Fifth Streets. Stewart and Wilkes Co. a real estate business was located on the first floor of the bank. The July 1889 fire destroyed the bank with most of the town. Ben Snipes rebuilt the bank during the fall of 1889.Two reprint copies of the photograph mounted on heavy card stock.

Creator

Cory A. Bushnell (1866-1941).

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

Late fall 1888 or early spring 1889.

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

Enlarged reprint of original photograph.

Identifier

BLD-005