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Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples

 
 
Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2019
1. Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples Marker
Inscription.  This marker is erected as a memorial to the first White settlers in King County who selected claims in this immediate area and settled upon them Sept. 27, 1851.

Jacob Mapel
Samuel Mapel
Henry van Asselt
Luthur M. Collins


 
Erected 1940 by Washingtonians Inc.
 
Location. 47° 32.225′ N, 122° 18.21′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from Perimeter Road South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7277 Perimeter Road South, Seattle WA 98108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boeing Field (here, next to this marker); Cannabis City - Seattle's First Pot Shop (approx. 3.1 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chinese American Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Seattle Chinatown Gate (approx. 4.4 miles away); King Street Station (approx. 4.4 miles away); Union Station (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Goldsmith Building (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Regarding Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples.
Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 10, 2019
2. Seattle's Pioneers - The Maples Marker - wide view
Note that neither version of the spelling of the surname is considered inaccurate.
 
Also see . . .
1. Luther Collins Party arrives at mouth of Duwamish River (HistoryLink.org). ...in future King County on September 14, 1851."

Short essay on the arrival of the Collins party and settlement of the area. Favors the later date in the discrepancy between the arrival dates. (Compare dates in Photos 1 and 3.) (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Collins, Van Asselt, and Maple (or Mapel) select first Donation Land Claims...(HistoryLink.org). (Submitted on December 5, 2019.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers

 
Additional marker placed by the Maple Family descendants in 1950 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 6, 2019
3. Additional marker placed by the Maple Family descendants in 1950
Embedded in this concrete are the ashes of Jacob Maple and his son Samuel Maple.

This spot being the original donation claim of Samuel Maple, who settled here in June, 1851.

 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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