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Bridge to Anastasia Island from Bayfront, photo by Wm. H. Jackson
William Henry Jackson, following the Civil War, was a bullwacker and stage driver on the
Oregon Trail. In the late 1860's he became a freelance photographer taking photos of
the construction of the Union Pacific. His photography came to the attention of
Ferdinand Hayden of the Smithsonian Institute who was engaged in a geologic exloration of
Wyoming and Yellowstone. Included also in the expedition was Thomas Moran. The photography of
Jackson and the paintings of Moran convinced Congress to designate Yellowstone as the world's
first National Park. For more on Jackson see
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Seawall, approx. 1902. Photo by Wm. H. Jackson
King Street, approx. 1902, Photo by Wm. H. Jackson. On the left is the
Cordova Hotel. On right is the Post Office, once the Spanish Governor's Palace. Later the
building was used as a courthouse and as a customs house. The building was
remodeled during the F. D. Roosevelt Administration to its present configuaration.
King Street, looking east, photo by Wm. H. Jackson. In the distance may be seen the Cordova Hotel.
Golf at Fort Marion, photo by Wm. H. Jackson
Cathedral Place, Approx. 1902, photo by Wm. H. Jackson
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