Framed here on the left by Henry and Sara Yesler’s home at the northeast corner of Front (First) and James, and the Occidental Hotel on the right (now the site of the Sinking Ship Garage in the pie-shaped block bordered by Yesler, James and Second Avenue. This may be the first arch constructed by locals. They did it for the Fourth, and the visitors from both Whatcome (Bellingham) and Olympia. Both came by way of “Mosquito Fleet” steamers.

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