Robert Fiander, born 1847, was 71 years old when this passport was issued to visit his sisters in the British Isles.
Passports in the early 1900s were a bit more detailed than today. Notice at bottom, left hand corner, the passport includes a hand written physical description — including the shape of face and nose.
Robert was the first white man to settle in Southern Pierce County and lived up near Swan Lake, behind the Ohop Grange. He still has descendants living in Eatonville the community today.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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