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PC 9
The Wilson Family
Photographs, 1895-1928


Group Portraits

The Wilson family photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library in November, 1976 by Claude Simpson of Pullman. They were arranged and processed by David Smestad in March, 1978.

Number of Containers: 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space Occupied: .5
Approximate Number of Items: 45

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

The George Wilson family farmed near Colton, Washington. There were four sons: Leon, Robert, Byron and Lewis. Leon attended Whitman College in Walla Walla for two years around 1910. During the summer of 1911 he played baseball for the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher. Neighboring farms near Colton included the Nathan Maynard and the M. A. Ferguson farms.

DESCRIPTION AND ARRANGEMENT

Most of the photographs are from between 1895 and 1913 with a few taken later.

Folder Description Items

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 Baseball teams (with Leon Wilson), including Whitman College, Johnson, Washington, and the Bishop’s Bar Boys.

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Group class portraits with Leon Wilson

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Informal group and individual photographs of family members.

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4
Boyd Maynard.

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The Bishop family and ranch on the Snake River

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Burke, Idaho, including the flood of 1913.

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The M. A. Ferguson ranch harvest scenes.

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Early street scenes of Colton, Washington

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Miscellaneous, including 1910 Whitman College scene, Jim Wiley of Colton and "Squally John" of the Nisqually tribe.

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