Bavarian-born J. George Seupelt first came to Spokane in 1906 from St. Louis, MO. After a year as instructor in horticulture at the Washington Agricultural College in Pullman, WA, he was named Spokane city forester in 1908. During this time he wrote articles on gardening and delivered speeches on tree planting and management. He moved to Fullerton, CA in 1915, where he became City Park Superintendent in 1918. He suffered some anti-German discrimination during World War I and authored pro-American patriotic speeches and essays. Seupelt returned to Spokane in 1926 to practice privately and in conjunction with the architectural firm of Whitehouse and Price. He was responsible for the landscape planning for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane.
The collection consists of Seupelt’s account and job journals, 1926-1961; manuscripts of published and unpublished works, reference files; and horticultural ephemera.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is not restricted.Restrictions on Use :
Collection is open for use.Preferred Citation :
J. George Seupelt Papers (Ms 29), Eastern Washington State Historical Society/Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA.
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