Old blockhouse built on the George Shaser (1815-1899) homestead northeast of Ellensburg was constructed from large pine logs gotten from the surrounding hills. The old blockhouse was used by pioneers in self-defense and protection during the Bannock and Piute Indian War in 1877-1878.Originally printed in a local newspaper, the picture of the old blockhouse accompianied an historical account of the area. Handwritten across the photograph is "George Shaser American Fur Trader man Shaser."
"Old Blockhouse" (1910). Ellensburg History Photographs. 24.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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