Denny Party lands again at Alki Beach on November 13, 2001.

  • By Alan J. Stein
  • Posted 11/15/2001
  • Essay 3634

On November 13, 2001, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Alki Community Council stage a re-enactment of the arrival of Seattle's founding settlers 150 years earlier. More than 300 brave citizens witness the event in an altogether too realistic deluge, a replica of the one that greeted the Denny Party on November 13, 1851. The schooner Exact was represented by the Sea Scout vessel Yankee Clipper, and neighborhood volunteers portrayed the pioneer men, women, and children. New plaques honoring women settlers and members of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes were unveiled at the Alki Monument.


Eyewitness accounts by Walt Crowley, Priscilla Long, Alan Stein, and David Wilma

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