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Washington State Bank

1953

In 1953, this photo was 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.

Washington State Bank

Washington State Bank, circa 1953. [IHM 91-7-88]

James Hooker "Pinky" Hailstone, far right, with wife Dorothy and children Candy and Don.

1952

In this 1952 Labor Day photograph, “criminals” (from left to right) Dorothy “Sunny” Hailstone, Candy Hailstone, Don Hooker Hailstone, and J. Hooker Hailstone, peer at us from behind bars. They were convicted of a crime common in the town during Labor Day festivities. Anyone caught without a beard was put in jail and was not released until bail, a hefty one-dollar fine, was paid.

Labor Day “criminals” behind bars in 1952. [IHM 2001-29-1]

Mayor Bill Flintoft

1951

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

July 25 1950

1950

In 1950, Malinda, the daughter of Issaquah High band director Bill Klein, wandered off and was lost for four hours, inspiring a number of townspeople to join the hunt.

Ray Robertson

1949

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

Kiwanis Follies program

1948

In 1948, the Issaquah Kiwanis Club hosted the Kiwanis Follies, a variety show emceed by writer Richard Erickson, who published the Town Crier newspaper. Soda sales at intermission benefited the Issaquah High PTA.

Kiwanis Follies program

Tri-fold Kiwanis Follies program dated November11-13, 1948 lists names of performers, patrons, musical numbers, etc. [IHM 89.020.202]

Kiwanis Follies

 

Introducing 1948 Ford models at Hepler Auto Sales

1947

In 1947, Hepler Auto Sales premiered the 1948 Ford models at this community celebration.

 Introducing 1948 Ford models at Hepler Auto Sales

This image depicts the introduction of Ford’s 1948 models in 1947. The image includes Lee Hepler in middle, and Jim Brady (with hand on the trunk of the convertible). [IHM 72.021.014.064G ]

Handkerchief

1945

In 1945, Rose Koss Croston owned this handkerchief. She had three sons (James, Roy, and Elsworth) who served in the military during World War II. To peruse more World War II objects, visit our museum and our online collection!

Handkerchief

Light green handkerchief, embroidered “Mother USA” with an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows. This handkerchief probably belonged to the donor’s grandmother, Rose Coss Croston, who had three sons (James, Roy, and Elsworth) who served in the military during World War II. [Digital image courtesy of AAM Reinforcement Crew, 2014. IHM 092.002.001]

Wilbur Pickering in uniform in 1944

1944

In 1944, Wilbur Pickering was one of many young men in Issaquah who enlisted to serve their country during World War II. Wilbur served in the Marines.

Wilbur Pickering in uniform in 1944

Wilbur Pickering in 1944. Pickering was one of many young men in Issaquah who enlisted to serve their country during World War II. The wings pinned to his chest and the emblems on his lapel signify that he was a Marine [who flew corsairs off a battleship].[IHM: 024.094.021.016]