In 1946, Vernon “Babe” Anderson, a lifetime resident of Issaquah, is drafted into the service. #Issaquah125
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.
In 1943, this ration book was issued to Andy Wold, as World War II continued.
In 1942, this promotional image was taken at the Issaquah Theatre. From left to right are theatre owner John D. Brunsberg, Lester Alvin “Smiley” Burnette, Gene Autry, and John Daniel “Danny” Brunsberg. This black and white picture was probably a professional public relations shot, taken as part of a personal appearance tour done by Autry and Burnette to promote one of their many films together
In 1941, World War II started, and many young men left to join the armed forces. Issaquahns at home helped with the war effort through planting victory gardens, watching for enemy aircraft at the fire station, and selling war bonds.
In 1940, the first floating bridge over Lake Washington was built, making it possible to travel quickly from Issaquah to Seattle.
In 1939, the State of Washington celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Issaquahns celebrated with the rest of the state. Pictured here in their Jubilee Hats are (left to right) Jacob Wilfong, Ray Schneider, Jacob Schomber, Dan Davies, Clint Brady, Walter Ek, G. B. Monce, and George Ek..
In 1937, Ivor Morgan, the son of an Issaquah coal-miner, attended George Washington Medical school in Washington, DC. This photograph shows Ivor and a classmate practicing their basic skills on each other.
In 1937, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, a Works Progress Administration project, is completed. #Issaquah125
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Gilman Town Hall
165 SE Andrews Street
Open Thurs-Fr-Sat, 11am-3pm
Issaquah Depot Museum
78 First Avenue NE
Open Fri-Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm
Issaquah Valley Trolley
78 First Avenue NE
Open May 9, 2015