Hilda Meryhew (L) and Regent Peggy Goldenman (R) attend the dedication of a marker in commemoration of the War of 1812 in Washelli National Cemetery, Seattle.
The Blue Star Memorial Marker was placed in 2012 in Auburn.
LOCATION: 6th St NE between “N” and “O” Streets, Auburn. The park commemorates “Indian Tom” (Wil-Etch-Tid) who befriended the early white settlers of the Green River Valley during the Indian uprising.
Inscription reads: “Wil-Etch-Tid ‘Big Tom’ Died Feb 1914. A friend of the white people 1855-56. Erected by Sarah Wilmot Chapter DAR. Auburn, Wash 1936”
Inscription: “Indian Tom Park. Dedicated in honored remembrance of Tom Wil-Etch-Tid for his act of compassion in saving the lives of three early pioneer children during the 1855 White River Massacre (presented by the Auburn Rio Verde Golden “K” Kiwanis Club through cooperation of the City of Auburn Park Department and the Auburn Centennial Commission of 1991.”
Lakota Chapter members currently participate in the placement and/or care of the above historical markers. If you are aware of other markers in Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Enumclaw, Orting, Covington, Algona, and Pacific placed by the DAR, please contact us so that we may add them to our list.