In 1984, ground is broken on Providence Point, a living community for senior citizens. #Issaquah125
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Walt Seil was a lifetime resident of Issaquah. A longtime volunteer for the Issaquah History Museums, Walt was also a consummate story teller. Enjoy some of his reminiscences in this story by volunteer Jean Cerar.
Kateri Brow (pronounced Bro) served as superintendent of the Issaquah School District from January, 1987 until her death in 1992. She was a significant change-maker in the Issaquah School District. Learn more about her impact.
In 1983, Pickering Barn is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. #Issaquah125
Drawing on two oral histories conducted with Issaquah conservationist Ruth Kees, IHM volunteer Jean Cerar penned this piece about Kees’ advocacy work in support of Issaquah’s open space.
Drawing on two oral histories done with Issaquah conservationist Ruth Kees, IHM volunteer Jean Cerar wrote this piece about the efforts to create Tiger Mountain State Forest.
In 1980, Issaquah’s Waterhole Tavern blows up, leaving many suspicious of mob activity. #Issaquah125
The Squak Valley Hot Shots were an Issaquah-based all-women’s folk band who entertained throughout the Pacific Northwest. The group originally grew out of Issaquah’s Eagles Club. Although the membership changed over the years, the group played together from 1957 to 1980. Artifacts relating the Hot Shots recently entered the IHM collections.
In 1976, the Seattle Biomedical Center (today’s Center for Infectious Disease Research, in Seattle) is created — in Issaquah! #Issaquah125
In 1973, Under the direction of Chief Ron Procise, the Issaquah Police Department purchases a white Dodge patrol car. It was just one of a few changes that Procise made as Police Chief in the early 1970s. #Issaquah125
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