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Tukwila in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Joseph Foster Tree

 
 
Joseph Foster Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
1. Joseph Foster Tree Marker
Inscription.  
— In memoriam —
Joseph Foster. Came to the state
of Washington from Sheboygan, Wis
arriving Vancouver, Wash. by ox team,
July 1, 1852
Arriving Alki Point and Seattle
by boat, April 4, 1853
locating here May 1, 1853
Gov. scout & packer in Indian War
of 1855 & 56
Member, territorial legislature
eleven sessions
June 11, 1865 married Miss Martha J. Steele
Planted this tree July 4, 1873
Lived here until his death Jan. 16, 1911

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1873.
 
Location. 47° 28.923′ N, 122° 16.011′ W. Marker is in Tukwila, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from Interurban Avenue South south of 56h Avenue South. Marker is on north end of Foster Golf Links' parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13500 Interurban Ave S, Seattle WA 98168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foster Landing at Foster Homestead
Joseph Foster Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
2. Joseph Foster Tree Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Seike Japanese Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Victory Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Celebration Rose Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); National Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Elda Behm's Paradise Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Barney Clark Memorial Court (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Freedom Shrine (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Foster Tree firmly rooted in city’s history | Tukwila’s Story. By Pat Brodin of the Tukwila Historical Society in the Tukwila Reporter, posted February 15, 2017. (Submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Joseph Foster set the stage for all to come | Tukwila’s Story. By Louise Jones-Brown in the Tukwila Reporter, posted April 18, 2013. (Submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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