• Creator
  • United States. Army
  • Created Date
  • 1970
  • Description
  • Fort Lawton once occupied much of Magnolia Bluff in Seattle. The Army decided to surplus some of the base in 1968, offering more than 500 acres to Seattle for use as a park, under a law sponsored by Senator Henry M. Jackson. "In 1973, Senator Jackson dedicated the tract as Discovery Park in honor of the British sloop HMS Discovery commanded by Captain George Vancouver during the first European exploration of Puget Sound in 1792."Source: Fort L... more
    Fort Lawton once occupied much of Magnolia Bluff in Seattle. The Army decided to surplus some of the base in 1968, offering more than 500 acres to Seattle for use as a park, under a law sponsored by Senator Henry M. Jackson. "In 1973, Senator Jackson dedicated the tract as Discovery Park in honor of the British sloop HMS Discovery commanded by Captain George Vancouver during the first European exploration of Puget Sound in 1792."Source: Fort Lawton Landmark District, Seattle.gov. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    8 x 10 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print or color slide using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL at 100-250 dpi in JPEG format, saved at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007