Emily Inez Denny (1853-1918) was the daughter of Washington Territory pioneers Louisa Boren Denny and David Denny. Emily was the first white child born in Seattle. As a child, Emily suffered poor health. Her father built a summer cabin at the site of Licton Springs and Emily's health was restored by drinking the waters there; he later deeded her the land at the springs. She attended classes at the Territorial University in Seattle, and became a landscape artist, drawing and painting scenes of the Puget Sound region and Seattle’s early history. (Many of her works are in the collections of the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.) Emily also wrote Blazing the Way, about her pioneer parents, and the early history of Seattle and the Puget Sound region. It was published in 1909. She was a member of the Washington Equal Suffrage League, forerunner of the League of Women Voters, and attended the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention held in Seattle in 1909. Emily was also a member of the Woman's Century Club.
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