• Created Date
  • 1870
  • Description
  • Henry L. Yesler (1810-1892) established Puget Sound's first steam-powered sawmill in the young village of Seattle in 1852. He maintained good relations with local Native Americans and sired at least one child by a Indian woman before his wife, Sarah, arrived from Ohio in 1858. Yesler served as King County's first auditor in 1853 and was elected mayor of Seattle in 1874 and 1885. He also founded Seattle's first water system, established its fir... more
    Henry L. Yesler (1810-1892) established Puget Sound's first steam-powered sawmill in the young village of Seattle in 1852. He maintained good relations with local Native Americans and sired at least one child by a Indian woman before his wife, Sarah, arrived from Ohio in 1858. Yesler served as King County's first auditor in 1853 and was elected mayor of Seattle in 1874 and 1885. He also founded Seattle's first water system, established its first community hall and theater, and ultimately made his fortune in real estate. He and his wife built an opulent mansion at present-day 1st Avenue and James Street in 1883 and were leaders in numerous civic and social causes, including public libraries and woman suffrage. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2003