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Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
Indians Attack Seattle! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
1. Indians Attack Seattle! Marker
Inscription. The settlement would have been destroyed but for the presence of the U.S. Sloop of War “Decatur”. Anchored off this point, she fired a volley at the attackers, frightening them into hasty retreat.

Erected National Maritime Day 1959
 
Erected 1959.
 
Location. 47° 36.082′ N, 122° 20.193′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Alaskan Way South near Yesler Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Alaskan Way South, Carnation WA 98014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seattle’s First Pier (a few steps from this marker); Ballast Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schwabacher’s Store (about 500 feet away); Maynard Building (about 500 feet away); Mutual Life Building (about 600 feet away); The Pioneer Square Pergola (about 700 feet away); Merchant’s Cafe (about 700 feet away); Grand Central Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  The Navy Department Library - Reminiscences ..... Reminiscences of Seattle Washington Territory and the U.S. Sloop-of-War
Indians Attack Seattle! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2011
2. Indians Attack Seattle! Marker
"Decatur" During the Indian War 0f 1855-56. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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