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Catalog Number 00494
Object Name Portrait
Description Colonel George Davenport by Haydon of Boston. 1763-1845. Born in Lincolnshire, England, 1783. Learned seafaring business with an uncle at age of seventeen. Made trip from Liverpool to New York, 1804. Enlisted in the army and served ten years. Helped to establish fort at Rock Island. Made friends with the Indians who names him "Sa-ga-nosh" and began trading with them. Appointed postmaster at Rock Island, 1825. Davenport, Iowa, named in his honor when townsite was purchased in 1835. Chosen by Indians to help in treaty of 1842. Murdered by band of robbers at Rock Island, July 4, 1845.

Portrait of a man, subject seated facing right, wearing dark jacket and vest, holding papers in his hand. Tan and red background, gold frame.
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