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Roger Sale: Arthur Denny

From Roger Sale’s Writing a History of Seattle, a 21-part series broadcast on KRAB radio in 1970 and rebroadcast in 1975. 

Sale covers the departure of the Denny party from Cherry Grove, Illinois and their journey to Oregon and then up to Seattle. Denny heard about Seattle and was determined to go there. It was important to note that Denny was going there to build a city. He wasn’t interested in farming or logging, he wanted to establish a city. Sale talks about the importance of Denny as a founding father of Seattle.