Harris Ave, Bellingham, Wa 1915
Postcard date 1915 showing Harris Ave., Bellingham, Washington. The area is now called "Fairhaven" but the street was named for Daniel Jefferson Harris, called 'Dirty Dan Harris'in 1867 because of his unkempt look and lack of bathing. Dan Harris filed the plat for the Town of Fairhaven on January 2, 1883 and grossed almost $22,000 by the end of that year by selling 238 lots.
He obviously improved his appearance as he married Bertha L. Wasmer on October 17, 1885.
'Dirty Dan' was a harpooner, a pioneer, a rum-runner, a trader, a sailor, a land speculator and a developer. Daniel Jefferson Harries died in 1890. ... show more