Entries by IssqErica


In 1984, ground is broken on Providence Point, a living community for senior citizens. #Issaquah125

Kateri Brow

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.

Ruth Kees Recalls Local Land Battles

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.


In 1980, Issaquah’s Waterhole Tavern blows up, leaving many suspicious of mob activity. #Issaquah125

The Squak Valley Hot Shots

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