History of the Puget Sound country, Volume 1

Title History of the Puget Sound country, its resources, its commerce and its people; with some reference to discoveries and explorations in North America from the time of Christopher Columbus down to that of George Vancouver in
Author Prosser, William Farrand, 1834-
Contents Prosser’s work is one of the regional histories that covers the history of settlement and development of the area, and includes biographical sketches of many early citizens. This 2-volume set covers Chehalis (Gray’s Harbor), Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom counties.
Publication Information New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1903
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  • Photo of William F. Prosser - DJVU | PDF
  • Title page - DJVU | PDF
  • Introduction - DJVU | PDF
  • Contents - DJVU | PDF
  • Index - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter I - Physical features of Puget Sound Country - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter II - Flora and climatic conditions - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter III - Fifteenth Century discoveries and explorations - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter IV - Spanish Discoveries in the New World - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter V - Other achievements of the sixteenth century - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter VI - Expeditions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - earliest discoveries of Puget - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter VII - Voyage of Captain Cook - Rival claims to the Northwest coast - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter VIII - Voyages of Captains Gray and Vancouver - Exploration of Puget Sound and discovery of - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter IX - The fur trade - Its importance in the development of the west - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter X - History of Hudson's Bay Company - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XI - Indian tribes of Puget Sound Country - Customs, religion, etc. - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XII - Lewis and Clark Expedition - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XIII - Adverse opinions about Puget Sound Country - The Astor Expedition - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XIV - Statistics of Puget Sound Industries - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XV - Favorable situation of Puget Sound for development of commerce - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XVI - The Indians' quest for "Book of Heaven" resulting in settlement of missionaries - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XVII - Summary - Early general history - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XVIII - Hardships and incidents of traveling across the plains - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XIX - Early Settlements - A.A. Denny's description of pioneer days - extracts from journal o - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XX - Mr. Denny's narrative continued - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXI - Early territorial administration - Beginning of Indian War - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXII - Indian War of 1855-6 - Admiral Phelps' narrative - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXIII - Narrow escape of Seattle from destruction. (Narrative of Admiral Phelps continued) - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXIV - Conditions at close of war - The international boundary affair - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXV - History of the development of transportation facilities - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXVI - Industrial progress and development - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXVII - Industrial and commercial development (continued) - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXVIII - Political Sketch of Washington Territory - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXIX - Political Sketch of State of Washington (continued) - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXX - Rise and growth of Seattle - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXXI - The City of Tacoma - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXXII - The City of Everett - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXXIII - The Puget Sound Counties - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXXIV - Puget Sound Counties (continued) - DJVU | PDF
  • Chapter XXXV - Puget Sound Counties (continued) - DJVU | PDF
  • Conclusion - DJVU | PDF
  • Appendix - DJVU | PDF
  • Biographical Sketches - DJVU | PDF

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