Born in Portland Oregon, I was discharged from the hospital to the back seat of a 1949 Studebaker that was in the process of moving the family from Portland to Burien Washington(Seattle). Many weekends and the Holidays were spent with my grandparents and family in the Coulee Dam area, which I have considered my home town. In 1970 an enlistment in the Army took me to Virginia, Vietnam, and Kentucky. At the end of 1973 I returned to Washington State and obtained a job with Robertson Aircraft Corp.(STOL). Having hobbies with amateur radio and Hang gliding, I built my first computer in 1975. With the downturn in general aviation Robertson entered the Ultralight industry and after we had gotten kits for the B1RD into production I left the company to sell and assemble the kits in the Spokane area. To help with the needs of the family I took a part-time job as a lab instructor with Directions Unlimited. The first day the job turned into a full time job due to the loss of another instructor. Directions Unlimited was acquired by Miller Institute and then by ITT Technical Institute. I had never envisioned myself as an instructor but all of my previous job experiences with the Army and then Robertson Aircraft had been to learn the job, document the job, and then train others to do the job. In 1990 I went to work for KIMA Tv in Yakima which I latter realized was the first television station I had watched in 1954 when staying with my grandparents near Priest Rapids Dam. As assistant to the Chief Engineer and the Director of Computer Operations I stayed at KIMA until 2007 when I took the Chief Engineer position at KLEW Tv in Lewiston Idaho until retirement in 2015. While living in Yakima I was researching the history of our house (built in 1906) and discovered that my GGgrandfather John Alexander Dunlap, an Oregon pioneer of 1847 was a member of the First Oregon Territorial Legislature. Something my father was unaware of. I also found that another GGrandfather P.V. Crawford was the founder of Crawfordsville Oregon and wrote a journal that is one of the most quoted in Oregon rest stops, etc. along the Oregon trail. Obviously I was hooked on Genealogy at that point. Realizing in 2005 that the 100 anniversary of the "Last Grand Round Up" in Eastern Washington was near, of which my Grandfather William P. Dunlap was a participant, I started checking if anyone was aware and doing anything. Not finding anything planned we started planting seeds, and working with community leaders in Wilson Creek, Ephrata, and Soap Lake and with further help by cousin Colleen Long we had the celebration on April 22 2006.  So far we have a pretty good idea of the immediate families back to colonial times, now to bring in the cousins etc.
Chester County Sc Henderson County Il Linn County Or
Daniel E Dunlap Peter Washington Dunap
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On 3 Nov 2018 at 16:56 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:
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On 28 Apr 2018 at 10:58 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!
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On 22 Aug 2016 at 23:31 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:
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On 8 Aug 2016 at 16:51 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
You are now a Dunlap twig on a branch of our great big ole shared tree, thank you for volunteering!
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On 8 Aug 2016 at 15:50 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree!
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