Northwest Coast Indians deep-sixing bottle used as survey mark.
Bottle set by party of George Davidson in 1852.
Smallpox came after surveyors left.
Indians felt bottle had evil spirits, dug up, and threw away
Image ID: theb1558, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Washington, Cape Flattery
Photo Date: 1853
Credit: Seattle Times 1952
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