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People and Stories
Issaquah boasts a rich collection of characters from its past. This page serves as a table of contents for biographical profiles and other stories about Issaquah's inhabitants. You can also use the search bar at left to find things easily.
- Issaquah's Mayors
- Issaquah's Town Marshals & Police Chiefs
These lists track individuals who filled prominent roles in Issaquah:
We're looking for volunteers to research succession lists for:
- Town & City Council members
- Issaquah's Station Agents
- Miss Issaquah
- Pastors of the Community Church
- "Our Swimming Hole," by Mike Atkins. Mike tells the story of how the neighborhood boys enhanced a swimming hole on Issaquah Creek one lazy summer.
- "The Morgan Family of Issaquah" by Diane Dambacher and Erica Maniez in Past Times newsletter Winter 2005.
"Holiday Memories of Issaquah" by Don Anderson published in Past Times Winter 2005.
Don Anderson, who currently resides in Wheeling, Illinois, kindly submitted these memories.
- "75 Years of Service: History of Issaquah Kiwanis" by David Jepsen (first 50 years) and Dan Anderson (the next 25 years)
- "Soda Fountain Days": Issaquahians Remember the Honeysuckle and the Shamrock by David Miller published in Past Times of Summer 2004.
- Fifteen Minutes With a Person From the Past published in Past Times of Winter 2004.
- Bad Ben Legg: Issaquah Outlaw published in Past Times of Winter 2004.
- Women of Issaquah in WWII published in Past Times of Summer 2003.
- Tibbetts Family: Henry’s Branch published in Past Times of Spring 2002.
- The "Fire Laddies": Issaquah's Volunteer Firemen - By Christina Asavareungchai, Issaquah Historical Society Intern - Past Times Newsletter of Summer 2002.
- Gilman's First Mayor: A Profile of Dr. Frank Harrell: An excerpt from History of Washington, The Evergreen State, From Early Dawn to Daylight (1893).
- Biography of James W. Bush - James W. Bush was one of Issaquah's very first settlers. This biography is excerpted from Clarence Bagley's History of King County, Volume III.
- Biography of Martin Monohon - The story of the namesake of the Monohon community, as excerpted from Clarence Bagley's History of King County, Volume II.
- 1893 Biographical Sketch of Ingebright. A. Wold - From Illustrated History of the State of Washington, by Rev. H. K. Hinds, D.D.
- 1916 Biographical Sketch of Herbert S. Upper - Herbert S. Upper platted Upper's 1st and 2nd additions to Issaquah on both sides of the railroad right of way in the vicinity of Gilman Village and the Visitors Center. From Clarence Bagley's 1916 History of Seattle, Volume III.
Articles About People & Memories
- Issaquah Historic Families - Biographies of select pioneer Issaquah families, as published in the Issaquah Press.
- Preserving The Stories of Issaquah On-Line - A full compilation of responses from residents surveyed in 2000 and 2001 during the creation of the book "Preserving the Stories of Issaquah."
If you have corrections or further information about historic people from Issaquah, please send them to us at email@example.com for consideration in these pages.