Quasquicentennial: Issaquah’s 125th
On April 29, the City of Issaquah kicked off a year-long celebration of Issaquah, in honor of the town’s quasquicentennial – or 125th birthday! The festivities will include a time capsule full of things that symbolize Issaquah as it is today. The time capsule will eventually rest beneath one of the school cornerstones behind the Gilman Town Hall, and will be opened in 2092 for Issaquah’s bicentennial celebration.
A time capsule is a great way to represent Issaquah as it is right now. The Issaquah History Museums are creating their own digital time capsule, filled with 125 things from Issaquah’s past. For each year since Issaquah’s incorporation, we are sharing a photograph, artifact, oral history, article, or other history-related goody. Follow up on Facebook to see these posts immediately, or visit this page.
And remember: it’s your history, Issaquah. We’re just keeping it for you.
In 1913, Issaquah & Superior Coal Company begins operations under the management of German Alvo von Albensleben. He is responsible for building the mine company’s infrastructure, including construction of new miners’ homes. Some of these houses still stand on Mine Hill Road. Join one of our Olde Town Mine Hikes to learn about the site of the massive coal mine, and explore its people and history through stories and historic images.