Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
DAN DEVORE was born in Ohio in
1853. He came with his parents to southern Iowa in 1856 and there
grew to manhood and received his educational training. In 1884 we
find him in Colorado whence he began a life of prospecting and adventure
and has continued uninterruptedly until the present time. Mr. Devore
traveled extensively all through California and the adjoining states for
five years, giving himself almost entirely to prospecting. Then he
came to the Lake Chelan country. From that time until the present
Mr. Devore has given his attention almost exclusively to prospecting, but
has also acted as guide for various hunting parties traveling through Washington
and British Columbia. Mr. Devore has familiarized himself with all
the various mining districts in this section and is well acquainted with
every portion where game and fish abound plentifully. In addition
to that he has located many claims in the various mining sections and is
to be classed as one of the expert prospectors and hunters of the county.
Mr. Devore is an expert also in packing and has transported goods to various
parts of this country. He is considered one of the pioneers and old
timers in Chelan county, and has many friends.