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In 1954, Will and Anna Brooks are Grand Marshalls of the Labor Day Parade that ends on Memorial Field. The Brooks owned a dairy farm in the Issaquah Valley. #Issaquah125


In 1953, this photo is taken of the the Washington State Bank. Formerly the Bank of Issaquah, the bank was remodeled in 1949. The unfinished north side of the building indicates a belief that an adjacent building would be constructed in that location. 50 years later, the side is still exposed and still unfinished. #Issaquah125


In 1952, Labor Day “criminals” peer from behind bars. They were convicted of being caught without a beard, and were not released until bail, a hefty one-dollar fine, was paid. #Issaquah125


In 1951, Bill Flintoft is appointed to Issaquah’s City Council. He goes on to serve as Issaquah’s Mayor, a position he holds longer than any other before him. #Issaquah125


In 1950, Malinda, the daughter of Issaquah High band director Bill Klein, wanders off and is lost for 4 hours, inspiring a number of townspeople to join the hunt. #Issaquah125


In 1949, Raymond J. Robertson serves as Town Marshal. One of the changes he brings about is the purchase of Issaquah’s first squad car. #Issaquah125


In 1948, the Issaquah Kiwanis Club hosts the Kiwanis Follies, a variety show emceed by writer Richard Erickson, publisher of the Town Crier newspaper. Soda sales at intermission benefit the Issaquah High PTA. #Issaquah125


In 1947, Hepler Auto Sales premieres the 1948 Ford models at this community celebration. #Issaquah125


In 1946, Vernon “Babe” Anderson, a lifetime resident of Issaquah, is drafted into the service. #Issaquah125


In 1945, Rose Koss Croston owns this handkerchief. She jas three sons (James, Roy, and Elsworth) who serve in the military during World War II. #Issaquah125