|Title||Dedication of the memorial stone erected by the Washington State Historical Society to Lt. William Slaughter and Corporals Berry and Clarendon who were killed in 1855 by Native Americans while they were resting in an abandoned homestead near Auburn in southwest King County, May 31, 1919 |
|Photographer||Boland, M. D. (Marvin Dement) |
|Notes||Printed on image: Boland, Tacoma #E1160|
Engraved on memorial: In memory of Lieutenant Wm. A. Slaughter, Corporals Barry and Clarendon who were killed by Indians 125 feet east of this, December 4, 1855.
|Contextual Notes||A crowd of 200 attended the dedication of the monument erected by the Washington State Historical Society at the site north of Auburn, Washington. W.L. Blackwell, president of the Historical Society presided over the event. Rev. C. L. Andrews read a paper on William Slaughter and Frank Cole of Tacoma gave a talk on the history of monuments. Acting Governor Louis F. Hart accepted the monument on behalf of the state and L.C. Smith, County Commissioner accepted it on behalf of King County. Ezra Meeker gave some reminiscences of those days and told of his personal acquaintance with Lt. Slaughter.|
The original name of the town of Auburn was Slaughter, in honor of Lieut. William A. Slaughter, who was killed by Indians nearby on December 4, 1855. In 1893, local objection to this name caused the state legislature to substitute the present one. It was named for Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain, from Oliver Goldsmith's poem, The Deserted Village. (Meany, p. 19).
|Subjects (LCSH)||Soldiers' monuments--Washington (State)--Auburn; Washington (State)--Auburn--History |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--King County |
|Digital Collection||Panoramic Photographs|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Panorama Photographs Collection. PH Coll 900 |
|Object Type||Panoramic photograph |
|Physical Description||Silver gelatin, b & w; 5 1/2 x 32 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photograph at 400 dpi in TIFF format using a Graphtec CSX300-09, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2010. |