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Bellingham in Whatcom County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Charles X. Larrabee

1843 - 1914

 
 
Charles X. Larrabee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
1. Charles X. Larrabee Marker
Inscription.  
Benefactor of
Fairhaven & Bellingham
With His Wife Frances Payne Larrabee
Donors
of
Larrabee State Park
Fairhaven Park
Elizabeth Park
Land for Fairhaven Library
Land for Fairhaven Middle School
Land for Larrabee School
Bellingham YWCA Building

Discoverer of the
copper mines of Butte Montana - An architect of the
Fairhaven Boom - Owner of Fairhaven
Hotel - Principal of the Fairhaven Land
Co. - Pres. of Fairhaven & Southern
Railroad - President of Citizens Bank -
Owner of Roslyn Cascade Coal Co.,
Pioneer role in Pacific American
Fisheries - Horseman - Philanthropist.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 48° 43.184′ N, 122° 30.188′ W. Marker is in Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom County. Marker is on 11th Street south of Harris Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 11th Street, Bellingham WA 98225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Charles X. Larrabee Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
2. Charles X. Larrabee Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, located in McKenzie Alley, a shopping arcade between two buildings on 11th Street.
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this marker. Town Pillory (within shouting distance of this marker); Counterfeiters' Hide Out (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phoebe Goodell Judson (about 400 feet away); Site of Puget Sound Sawmills and Shingle Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1909 Fairhaven Empress Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairhaven Canning Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Legacy of Byron Elmendorf (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellingham.
 
Also see . . .  C. X. Larrabee (Wikipedia). "Charles Xavier Larrabee (November 19, 1843 – September 16, 1914) was a 19th-century businessman and a co-founder of the town of Fairhaven, Washington. Later in life, Larrabee and his wife Frances donated much land for civic purposes, including schools and parks, and were considered stewards of the city of Bellingham." (Submitted on December 6, 2019.) 
 
Charles X. Larrabee Bust image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
3. Charles X. Larrabee Bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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