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West Seattle’s friendly ghosts

The Log House Museum held it’s annual fundraiser at Salty’s on Alki this past weekend. Guests came in costume to partake of a scrumptious brunch and meet several ‘ghosts’ from West Seattle’s past. Do you know who they are?

Left to Right:

O.T. Frasch, famous photographer who took many well-known photographs of West Seattle.  He was portrayed
by Alan Peterson, a member of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society Executive Board.

Frederick Schmitz, an immigrant from Germany with his wife Emma, a banker, restaurant owner who donated
the land which is now Schmitz Park to the city.  He was portrayed by Peder Nelson, a student in the
museum studies program at the University of Washington.

Helen Madison, Olympic medalist swimmer who gave swimming lessons at the Natatorium.  She was portrayed
by Brandi Carlson, a volunteer at the Log House Museum.

William Latimer, a mystery pioneer. Latimer was a relative of the Seattle Dennys who scouted the
Duwamish Peninsula in 1852, a year before the Alki landing party arrived.  Latimer was portrayed by
Andrew Harris, great-grandson of David and Louisa Denny.

Here is a link to all the photos:

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