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  • PCC Scrip Card
    $25.00
    Now there is an easy way to support the Issaquah History Museums while you shop for your favorite natural foods! We have teamed up with the Puget Consumer Co-op to offer Scrip cards. Here’s how it works — you buy a Scrip card from us for $25. The Issaquah History Museums receive 5% of the cost of the card, and you use the card next time you do your shopping. The cards also make it easy to keep supporting the Issaquah History Museums. Scrip cards can be recharged at any time, for any amount, at the PCC register. The museums will receive 5% of the recharge total every time you recharge the card. You can check your Scrip card balance online, or at the register.

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Bandanas are great for wiping the sweat from your brow when you’ve been working on the railroad. Choose just the right color to coordinate with your coveralls.

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Classic blue and white stripes. Comes in both adult and children’s sizes. Try accessorizing with a dashing red bandana knotted around the neck.

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This kit contains everything you need to outfit your budding railroad engineer — a train whistle, engineer’s cap, and bandana.

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Train T-Shirt
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Train T-Shirt Image

This colorful shirt identifies nine rail cars. Do you know your box car from your caboose?

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Toys
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Pull-n-Go Locomotive Image

This little train is one of our best-sellers. Pull the pocket-sized engine back, release, and watch it go. Comes in assorted colors.

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Train Dishes
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Children’s plate, bowl, cup and utensil set, decorated with a cheerful train scene. Great conversation piece for the toddler set. Buy them separately, or purchase a full set.

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Toot toot! Add an engineer’s cap, a bandana and a little imagination, and you have your own rail line.

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Issaquah's Doodle Book
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Issaquah

The Doodle Book gives kids of all ages a chance to draw, color, doodle and enjoy some of the iconic sights of historic Issaquah, Washington. A great way to explore some of Issaquah’s best kept secrets!

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Bandanas are great for wiping the sweat from your brow when you’ve been working on the railroad. Choose just the right color to coordinate with your coveralls. ... Read More
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Engineer’s Cap
Classic blue and white stripes. Comes in both adult and children’s sizes. Try accessorizing with a dashing red bandana knotted around the neck. ... Read More
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Engineer’s Cap,
Railroad Uniform Kit Image
Railroad Uniform Kit
This kit contains everything you need to outfit your budding railroad engineer — a train whistle, engineer’s cap, and bandana. ... Read More
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Railroad Uniform Kit,
Train T-Shirt Image
Train T-Shirt
This colorful shirt identifies nine rail cars. Do you know your box car from your caboose? ... Read More
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Train T-Shirt,
Toys
Pull-n-Go Locomotive Image
Pull-n-Go Locomotive
This little train is one of our best-sellers. Pull the pocket-sized engine back, release, and watch it go. Comes in assorted colors. ... Read More
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Pull-n-Go Locomotive,
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Train Dishes
Children’s plate, bowl, cup and utensil set, decorated with a cheerful train scene. Great conversation piece for the toddler set. Buy them separately, or purchase a full set. $3.75 each,  $14.00 for a full set... Read More
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Toot toot! Add an engineer’s cap, a bandana and a little imagination, and you have your own rail line. ... Read More
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Issaquah's Doodle Book
The Doodle Book gives kids of all ages a chance to draw, color, doodle and enjoy some of the iconic sights of historic Issaquah, Washington. A great way to explore some of Issaquah’s best kept secrets! ... Read More
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Issaquah History
Images of America: Issaquah, Washington Image
$21.85
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Images of America: Issaquah, Washington,
Issaquah’s Doodle Book Image
$7.50
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Issaquah’s Doodle Book,
The Past at Present Image
$20.00
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The Past at Present,
This Was Issaquah Image
$15.00
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This Was Issaquah,
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image
$29.95
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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,
Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah Image
$16.00
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Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah,
Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High Image
$11.00
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Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High,
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah Image
$15.50
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Preserving the Stories of Issaquah,
Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain Image
$16.50
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Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain,
Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky Image
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Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky,
Local and Regional History
A Pictorial History of High Point Image
$30.50
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A Pictorial History of High Point,
A Pictorial History of Preston Mill Image
$32.50
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A Pictorial History of Preston Mill,
Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir Image
$70.00
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Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir,
Black Diamond: Mining the Memories Image
$25.00
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Black Diamond: Mining the Memories,
Jack’s History of Fall City Image
$65.25
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Jack’s History of Fall City,
Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place Image
$17.50
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Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place,
From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History Image
$16.00
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From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History,
Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane Image
$25.00
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Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane,
Washington Territory Image
$12.50
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Washington Territory,
Land of Giants DVD Image
$15.00
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Logging and Lumber History
Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County Image
$32.50
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Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County,
Deadfall Image
$12.50
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History of the Issaquah Lumber Company Image
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Railroad History
Heart & Soul of the Train Image
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Heart & Soul of the Train,
Issaquah History
Images of America: Issaquah, Washington
$21.85
Images of America: Issaquah, Washington Image

Features approximately 200 photographs from the IHS collections, many of which have never been published before. The photos and accompanying text tell the story of Issaquah’s history from the first white settlers in the 1860s up to the present day. Readers will find photographs of early industries, community celebrations, and local figures both beloved (such as Hans Jensen) and notorious (such as Stella Alexander). Quotes and reminiscences from long-time residents add depth and color.

The book is also fully indexed to assist researchers and genealogists. It is the first historical overview of the town of Issaquah published since 1967

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Images of America: Issaquah, Washington,
Issaquah’s Doodle Book
$7.50
Issaquah’s Doodle Book Image

The Doodle Book gives kids of all ages a chance to draw, color, doodle and enjoy some of the iconic sights of historic Issaquah, Washington. A great way to explore some of Issaquah’s best kept secrets!

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Issaquah’s Doodle Book,
The Past at Present
$20.00
The Past at Present Image

Written by Edwards R. Fish, and illustrated by his wife Harriet U. Fish. Ed and Harriet Fish were responsible for recording and compiling Issaquah’s earliest history. Originally written in 1967, this 201 page paperback edition was Reprinted in 1990.

From the forward by Robert Hitchman:
“Instead of being a commonplace local history, THE PAST AT PRESENT really is a series of chapters explaining how earlier days look when viewed from now.”

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The Past at Present,
This Was Issaquah
$15.00
This Was Issaquah Image

A compilation by Harriet Fish consisting of articles about Issaquah History reprinted from local newspapers. Most of the articles were written by Harriet Fish and originally published in the Issaquah Press. This 142 page paperback was published and printed in 1987.

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This Was Issaquah,
Issaquah’s Oral History Video
$29.95
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image

Stories of old Issaquah, told by the people who lived them. Hear about the Prohibition-era Dry Squad, the role Issaquah residents played in World War II, Issaquah’s link to D.B. Cooper, and how a local church gave life to one of Seattle’s largest bio-tech companies.The two-DVD set includes 17 video shorts made up of first-hand accounts of life in Issaquah from the 1920s to the present day, paired with hundreds of maps and images from the Issaquah History Museums’ collection. The history shorts are filled with amazing stories and deeply personal memories that inform and improve our perspective on the community’s history. This project was made possible through funding from 4Culture, the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, and area donors.

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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,
Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah
$16.00
Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah Image

Bessie Wilson Craine arrived here in the Squak valley in 1885, when she was three years old. Over time, she wrote down her experiences growing up in the area.  In describing her own life, the author includes a chronicle of the community’s development, from a few isolated homesteads to a busy coal-mining town. The final handwritten manuscript was complete in 1963, when Craine was in her 80’s. The original 69 page paperback edition was published by the Issaquah Historical Society in 1983, with a forward by Harriet Fish. This 2002 edition contains family tree charts, photographs, footnotes and a full index.

From a review by Lucile McDonald, Seattle Times: Small Book on Issaquah History is a Gem. For those who delight in collecting memorabilia of the Puget Sound country here is a little gem, a complete story of the childhood and young womanhood of a resident of Issaquah in its early days.

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Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah,
Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High
$11.00
Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High Image

By Joe Peterson

This 76 page paperback provides a history of Issaquah High School from the time it was first founded in the early 1900s, up to the 1980s. The book contains many photographs of sports teams and other student activities through the years, and historical information such as lists of teachers through the years and buildings used by the school.

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Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High,
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah
$15.50
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah Image

Preserving the Stories of Issaquah is a compilation of the stories, memories, and photographs of more than 50 long-time residents of the Issaquah community. The book includes tales of first cars, mining, the kissing corner at the Issaquah theatre, getting by during the Depression, school-days mischief, and haircuts gone awry — as wide a range of life experiences as you can imagine. The narrators’ voices capture the spirit of our town’s unique history.  And the stories are illustrated with 90 crisply printed historic photographs!

Development of this publication was made possible by generous support from the King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission. 58 pages, published by the Issaquah Historical Society in 2001.

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Preserving the Stories of Issaquah,
Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain
$16.50
Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain Image

A history and trails guide to Tiger Mountain by William K. Longwell, Jr, with photos by Larry Hanson. Published by the Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC).

One of a series of three books about the Cascade foothills surrounding Issaquah, this book describes the hiking trails of Tiger Mountain.

An indispensable guide to those with an interest in the natural history and local geography of Issaquah.

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Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain,
Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky
$16.50
Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky Image

A history and trails guide to Squak Mountain by Douglas G. Simpson, Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC).

Harvey Manning’s “Noble Beast” of the Issaquah Alps, this first history of Squak Mountain encompasses a trail guide and essays from those most familiar with the mountain.

An indispensable guide to those with an interest in this monumental aspect of local geography.

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Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky,
Local and Regional History
A Pictorial History of High Point
$30.50
A Pictorial History of High Point Image

The High Point Mill Company was founded in 1905, and the town of High Point grew up with the mill as its center. Relying on photos from his own collection, and those of the IHS, Erickson documents the history of the mill, the town, and its residents. The book includes a number of original images, including maps, photographs, and documents.

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A Pictorial History of High Point,
A Pictorial History of Preston Mill
$32.50
A Pictorial History of Preston Mill Image

The Seattle Fire of 1889 led to massive rebuilding of that city’s downtown — and spurred the development of lumber enterprise in eastern King County. The Preston Mill Company was founded in 1892, one of hundreds of logging and lumber businesses in the area. The town of Preston grew as a result of the mill’s success. Relying on photos from his own collection, and those of the Issaquah History Museums, Erickson documents the history of the mill, the town, and its residents. The book includes a number of original images, including maps, photographs, and documents.

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A Pictorial History of Preston Mill,
Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir
$70.00
Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir Image

his fine art coffee table book is a collection of 27 oral histories gathered from elder citizens of Carnation, WA who are the children and grandchildren of some of the first settlers in the Snoqualmie valley iin the first two decades of the 20th Century. There are full page B & W portraits of each elder as complliments to each story as well as landscapes and farmstead B & W photographs plus archival family photos. All the portraits and landscapes are by Jerry Mader who also interviewed and edited the oral histories. The project was funded in part by the 4Culture Heritage programs of King County, WA. The stories present an intimate view of the minute particulars of rural life in a small agriculture based community during the first half of the 20th Century. This publication was a 2009 Nominee for the Association of King County Heritage Organizations (AKCHO) Award for outstanding Heritage Publications.

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Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir,
Black Diamond: Mining the Memories
$25.00
Black Diamond: Mining the Memories Image

236 page paperback edition, published by the Black Diamond Historical Society.

Fiurst published in 1988, this book is an oral history of life in a company town. The book’s editors conducted thousands of hours of oral history interviews, then paired them with photographs to create a fascinating account of Black Diamond’s past. The book reveals a time when coal mining was one of the most prevalent industries in the nation. The life that surrounded coal mining was hard, but simple, and the new and prospering town of Black Diamond, circa 1900, was a place where multiple nationalities convered to earn a living, raise their families, and share their diversifed cultures. It was a time of transition and transformation, as the town weathered the coal mining disasters, faltering economy, and the constraints of life in a company town.

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Black Diamond: Mining the Memories,
Jack’s History of Fall City
$65.25
Jack’s History of Fall City Image

This 550 page tome tackles the history of Fall City, WA from the Native Americans who first lived there, up to the present day. Fully indexed and filled with pictures and images, this book is a great addition to your local history library.

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Jack’s History of Fall City,
Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place
$17.50
Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place Image

The Seattle Times writes of this work, “Native Seattle chronicles the breathtaking and traumatic pace of change Seattle’s Native people have endured, and the resiliency with which they have regrouped and reconstituted themselves…Its meticulous atlas describes the ‘lost’ places of the Indian landscape. But they’re not really lost – they live today under the city’s 21st-century skin.”

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Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place,
From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History
$16.00
From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History Image

A pictorial survey of transportation in Issaquah, From Canoe to SUV covers the history of transportation projects in Issaquah and eastern King County. From canoes used by the people indigenous to the area through the railroads period and finishing with the modern age of the automobile, From Canoe to SUV illustrates the change and growth of Issaquah over the last 125 years.

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From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History,
Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane
$25.00
Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane Image

This tour begins in Seattle at the junction of I-5 and I-90, and ends in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Along the way you’ll travel through the Snoqualmie Valley, up into the Cascade Range, and across the summit at Snoqualmie Pass. From there your road leads down the eastern slope of the cascades through ranch and farm lands; then it drops down through areas carved out of ancient lava flows, crosses the Columbia River, heads up through sand dunes and rich irrigated farm lands, and takes you through a region shaped thousands of years ago by catastrophic floods at the end of the ice age.

The tour, with its guidebook and more than two hours of audio is designed to enrich your travel across the state or to be heard in the comfort of your living room.

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Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane,
Washington Territory
$12.50
Washington Territory Image

Established in 1853, Washington remained a Territory for 36 years, until admitted into the Union in 1889. Because of a dividing geographical barrier (the Cascade Range) and the lack of adequate internal transportation and communication systems, Washington Territory made no practical sense as a political and economic entitiy. Essentially, Washington was not “eligible” for statehood until very late in its Territorial period when railways unified the region.

Though modern scholars have produced worthy biographies and specialized studies for this intriguing period, until now only one previous attempt at a comprehensive history has appeared – H.H. Bancroft’s imperfect all-in-one volume, History of Washington, Idaho and Montana (1890). Robert Ficken’s Washington Territory will long serve as the definitive economic and political history of territorial Washington.

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Land of Giants DVD
$15.00
Land of Giants DVD Image

The history of the Snoqualmie Pass, from Indian trail to route of today’s I-90. This area was once the world’s largest source of raw timber. The video features old photographs and footage of the old growth forests as they once looked.

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Land of Giants DVD,
Logging and Lumber History
Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County
$32.50
Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County Image

By Eric Erickson

This volume contains entries for more than 1500 King County lumber businesses dating from 1853 to 2001. The book includes an entry about each known business, including sawmills, shingle mills, shake mills, logging companies, log haulers, retail and wholesale lumber yards and dealers, sash and door mills/manufacturers, box mills/manufacturers. The index is arranged alphabetically by business name, and includes a bibliography and a few historic notes.

The following information is provided about each business.

1. Owner or Company Name – Incorporated name, or common name. For example, “Monohon Mill.”

2. Location – May be a general location such as “Seattle- Ballard” or, if known, a specific address location such as “3600 4th Ave. S”

3 Operating Dates – Includes known dates the company operated based on sources Erickson researched, but not necessarily all dates the company operated.

4 “Also known As” and other information – For example “Lake Sammamish Shingle Company” was commonly called “Weber’s Shingle Mill.”

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Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County,
Deadfall
$12.50
Deadfall Image

Through the life stories of the author’s grandfathers, father, uncles, and cousins, Deadfall documents the dramatic changes in the logging industry since the early 1900s. The book focuses on the influence of international timber giant Weyerhaeuser Company in the Pacific Northwest, yet its themes resonate from Alaska to the American Southeast wherever timber is king. While spurning nostalgia for logging’s glory days, Deadfall attempts to view a future for today’s timber workers.

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Deadfall,
History of the Issaquah Lumber Company
$16.00
History of the Issaquah Lumber Company Image

This history of Issaquah’s longest-running lumber business also addresses other early lumber operations, the people involved with these mills, and the way of life of mill workers. A number of maps and photographs are also featured.

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History of the Issaquah Lumber Company,
Railroad History
Heart & Soul of the Train
$10.90
Heart & Soul of the Train Image

An Amtrak train attendant for nearly nine years, Mr. Emeka writes in a uniquely sensitive way about his experiences on-board the train, the people he met, and thoughtful musings that visited his mind while on the rails. Heart & Soul of the Train has numerous photos and illustrations, and the author often goes beyond fond memories and enters into the hearts of those he met along the way. The book concludes with a timely and helpful section that deals with how to travel by train. Those less familiar with this mode of travel will especially appreciate the answers provided here in response to commonly-asked questions about train travel. Last but not least, Mr. Emeka, a retired Army officer, has a simple and accessible writing style that makes this book an easy and enjoyable read.

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Heart & Soul of the Train,
Issaquah History
Images of America: Issaquah, Washington Image
Images of America: Issaquah, Washington
Features approximately 200 photographs from the IHS collections, many of which have never been published before. The photos and accompanying text tell the story of Issaquah’s history from the first white settlers in the 1860s up to the... Read More
$21.85
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Images of America: Issaquah, Washington,
Issaquah’s Doodle Book Image
Issaquah’s Doodle Book
The Doodle Book gives kids of all ages a chance to draw, color, doodle and enjoy some of the iconic sights of historic Issaquah, Washington. A great way to explore some of Issaquah’s best kept secrets! ... Read More
2,
0,
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Issaquah’s Doodle Book,
The Past at Present Image
The Past at Present
Written by Edwards R. Fish, and illustrated by his wife Harriet U. Fish. Ed and Harriet Fish were responsible for recording and compiling Issaquah’s earliest history. Originally written in 1967, this 201 page paperback edition was ... Read More
$20.00
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The Past at Present,
This Was Issaquah Image
This Was Issaquah
A compilation by Harriet Fish consisting of articles about Issaquah History reprinted from local newspapers. Most of the articles were written by Harriet Fish and originally published in the Issaquah Press. This 142 page paperback was ... Read More
$15.00
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This Was Issaquah,
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image
Issaquah’s Oral History Video
Stories of old Issaquah, told by the people who lived them. Hear about the Prohibition-era Dry Squad, the role Issaquah residents played in World War II, Issaquah’s link to D.B. Cooper, and how a local church gave life to one of Seattl... Read More
$29.95
2,
0,
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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,
Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah Image
Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah
Bessie Wilson Craine arrived here in the Squak valley in 1885, when she was three years old. Over time, she wrote down her experiences growing up in the area.  In describing her own life, the author includes a chronicle of the community... Read More
$16.00
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Squak Valley: A Tale of Old Issaquah,
Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High Image
Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High
By Joe Peterson This 76 page paperback provides a history of Issaquah High School from the time it was first founded in the early 1900s, up to the 1980s. The book contains many photographs of sports teams and other student activit... Read More
$11.00
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Issaquah High School: School History of an Amerian High,
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah Image
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah
Preserving the Stories of Issaquah is a compilation of the stories, memories, and photographs of more than 50 long-time residents of the Issaquah community. The book includes tales of first cars, mining, the kissing corner at th... Read More
$15.50
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Preserving the Stories of Issaquah,
Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain Image
Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain
A history and trails guide to Tiger Mountain by William K. Longwell, Jr, with photos by Larry Hanson. Published by the Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC). One of a series of three books about the Cascade foothills surrounding Issaqu... Read More
$16.50
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Guide to the Trails of Tiger Mountain,
Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky Image
Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky
A history and trails guide to Squak Mountain by Douglas G. Simpson, Issaquah Alps Trails Club (IATC). Harvey Manning’s “Noble Beast” of the Issaquah Alps, this first history of Squak Mountain encompasses a trail ... Read More
$16.50
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Squak Mountain: An Island in the Sky,
Local and Regional History
A Pictorial History of High Point Image
A Pictorial History of High Point
The High Point Mill Company was founded in 1905, and the town of High Point grew up with the mill as its center. Relying on photos from his own collection, and those of the IHS, Erickson documents the history of the mill, the town, and i... Read More
$30.50
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A Pictorial History of High Point,
A Pictorial History of Preston Mill Image
A Pictorial History of Preston Mill
The Seattle Fire of 1889 led to massive rebuilding of that city’s downtown — and spurred the development of lumber enterprise in eastern King County. The Preston Mill Company was founded in 1892, one of hundreds of logging an... Read More
$32.50
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A Pictorial History of Preston Mill,
Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir Image
Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir
his fine art coffee table book is a collection of 27 oral histories gathered from elder citizens of Carnation, WA who are the children and grandchildren of some of the first settlers in the Snoqualmie valley iin the first two decades of ... Read More
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Black Diamond: Mining the Memories
236 page paperback edition, published by the Black Diamond Historical Society. Fiurst published in 1988, this book is an oral history of life in a company town. The book’s editors conducted thousands of hours of oral history... Read More
$25.00
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Black Diamond: Mining the Memories,
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Jack’s History of Fall City
This 550 page tome tackles the history of Fall City, WA from the Native Americans who first lived there, up to the present day. Fully indexed and filled with pictures and images, this book is a great addition to your local history librar... Read More
$65.25
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Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place
The Seattle Times writes of this work, “Native Seattle chronicles the breathtaking and traumatic pace of change Seattle’s Native people have endured, and the resiliency with which they have regrouped and reconstituted themsel... Read More
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From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History Image
From Canoe to SUV: A Transportation History
A pictorial survey of transportation in Issaquah, From Canoe to SUV covers the history of transportation projects in Issaquah and eastern King County. From canoes used by the people indigenous to the area through the railroads period and... Read More
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Interstate 90 East Heritage Tour: Seattle to Spokane
This tour begins in Seattle at the junction of I-5 and I-90, and ends in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Along the way you’ll travel through the Snoqualmie Valley, up into the Cascade Range, and across the summit at Snoqualmie Pass. From ... Read More
$25.00
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Washington Territory
Established in 1853, Washington remained a Territory for 36 years, until admitted into the Union in 1889. Because of a dividing geographical barrier (the Cascade Range) and the lack of adequate internal transportation and communication s... Read More
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Land of Giants DVD
The history of the Snoqualmie Pass, from Indian trail to route of today’s I-90. This area was once the world’s largest source of raw timber. The video features old photographs and footage of the old growth forests as they onc... Read More
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Logging and Lumber History
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Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County
By Eric Erickson This volume contains entries for more than 1500 King County lumber businesses dating from 1853 to 2001. The book includes an entry about each known business, including sawmills, shingle mills, shake mills, loggin... Read More
$32.50
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Index to Lumber Companies & Mills of King County,
Deadfall Image
Deadfall
Through the life stories of the author’s grandfathers, father, uncles, and cousins, Deadfall documents the dramatic changes in the logging industry since the early 1900s. The book focuses on the influence of international timber gi... Read More
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History of the Issaquah Lumber Company
This history of Issaquah’s longest-running lumber business also addresses other early lumber operations, the people involved with these mills, and the way of life of mill workers. A number of maps and photographs are also featured.... Read More
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Railroad History
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Heart & Soul of the Train
An Amtrak train attendant for nearly nine years, Mr. Emeka writes in a uniquely sensitive way about his experiences on-board the train, the people he met, and thoughtful musings that visited his mind while on the rails. Heart & Soul ... Read More
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Limited Edition Local History Month T Image
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Evening at the Depot Image
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Historic Issaquah Afghan Image
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Historic Issaquah Afghan,
Issaquah Depot Mug Image
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Issaquah Depot Mug,
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Historic Issaquah Postcards Image
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Historic Issaquah Postcards,
Issaquah Magnet Image
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Issaquah Magnet,
Videos
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image
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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,
Adult Clothing
Limited Edition Local History Month T
$17.50-19.50
Limited Edition Local History Month T Image

Celebrate Local History Month (May) with a one-of-a-kind T-shirt. Based on a rodeo poster in the museum’s collection, this T-shirt commemorates a chapter in Issaquah’s history. Yes, Issaquah actually had a rodeo! Imagine horses racing each other down a dusty Front Street, or townspeople competing with trained riders in rodeo events at Veterans’ Memorial Field.

This T-shirt will start conversations — soon you, too, will be saying, “Yes, Issaquah actually had a rodeo!”

You must order shirts before April 25 in order to guarantee availability. Shirts will be available for pick-up (shipping also available) by May 1. You may order via Paypal (below) or by using this form.

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* Members using Paypal: Once membership status is verified, we will refund the difference in price from your order. Not sure of your membership status? Contact us.

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Evening at the Depot
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Evening at the Depot Image

Numbered prints of a painting by J. Craig Thorpe. Unless you request otherwise, print will be mailed in a poster tube. (Additional postage may apply for other shipping options).

Artist’s Statement
by J. Craig Thorpe
May 1999

“Evening at the Depot” is a 30″x40″ oil-on-canvas painting produced in 1993 at the request of the Issaquah Historical Society. I was paid a commission for the prints which I signed and numbered. Denny Croston, who is still a member of the society, was one of my prime contacts for the work. Warren Wing, a noted NW rail historian, provided additional information.

The work represents a summer evening in 1921 and shows a Seattle-bound special train pausing at Issaquah after a run down the line from North Bend. The P7 class locomotive is a 4-6-0 “ten wheeler” (the numbers refer to the wheel arrangement: 4 pony wheels on the front truck; 6 drive wheels; and no trailing truck wheels). It is typical of passenger engines used on the line by the Northern Pacific in that era. Note also the large, boxy headlight mounted above center on the locomotive’s smoke box. This was not particularly aesthetic, but was the typical NP look! The white flags on the locomotive’s pilot indicate a special move and not a regularly scheduled train. By 1921 there were no more scheduled passenger trains on that line, although specials would occur from time to time. Of course, freights ran regularly until 1998 when the Burlington Northern Santa Fe abandoned the line to Issaquah. The track was pulled out in spring 1999, except for the section from Gilman Blvd to the depot. The coaches are typical open-platform cars which were used on most branch lines at that time. Today, all of rails have been removed beyond the crossing shown behind the station. The track shown curving off to the right, now long-removed, was a spur which served a coal mine near the location of the present fish hatchery.

The open Issaquah Valley Dairy truck was owned by the family of Bill Bergsma, Sr., a longtime Issaquah resident. Bill was still living at the time the painting was produced and told me that he and his sister wrecked the vehicle in the fall of 1921 by driving it into a ditch…neither occupant was hurt! Bill was present at the signing party held at the depot on Sunday 27th June, 1993 when the litho prints were publicly released.

The red brick building to the right, with the pyramidal roof, was the old substation for Puget Power. Transmission lines, not shown, brought power down from the generating station at Snoqualmie Falls.

A humorous story associated with the painting concerns the little dog. Trying to be responsible in preparation for the painting, I research as much as possible….but it never occured to me that I needed to research the dog! The first person who saw the completed prints asked the rep from the historical society what year was represented. When the answer, 1921, was given, the viewer responded by saying that couldn’t possibly be true because the painting shows a golden retriever, and they were not bred in Washington until 1929!

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Household Items
Historic Issaquah Afghan
$50.00
Historic Issaquah Afghan Image

Relax and enjoy the warmth of this distinctive afghan, available only from the Issaquah History Museums.

* full color images based on photos from the our collection
* woven in the USA by Riddle and Cockrell
* 50” x 65”, 100% cotton
* machine wash and dry
* makes a wonderful holiday gift for an Issaquah resident — or for a friend or relative who has moved away from town!

Click here for view of the afghan in its entirety!

Proceeds from afghan sales support the Issaquah History Museums historic preservation and public education work.

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Issaquah Depot Mug
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Issaquah Depot Mug Image

A great souvenir of the Issaquah Depot, a gift for your favorite train buff, or a great addition to your morning coffee hour. Mugs come in either Depot Red or Depot Green.

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Mementos
Historic Issaquah Postcards
$2.00
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Issaquah Magnet
$3.00
Issaquah Magnet Image

A great souvenir of Issaquah, a gift for your favorite train buff, or a great addition to your refrigerator.

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Issaquah Magnet,
Videos
Issaquah’s Oral History Video
$29.95
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image

Stories of old Issaquah, told by the people who lived them. Hear about the Prohibition-era Dry Squad, the role Issaquah residents played in World War II, Issaquah’s link to D.B. Cooper, and how a local church gave life to one of Seattle’s largest bio-tech companies.The two-DVD set includes 17 video shorts made up of first-hand accounts of life in Issaquah from the 1920s to the present day, paired with hundreds of maps and images from the Issaquah History Museums’ collection. The history shorts are filled with amazing stories and deeply personal memories that inform and improve our perspective on the community’s history. This project was made possible through funding from 4Culture, the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, and area donors.

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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,
Adult Clothing
Limited Edition Local History Month T Image
Limited Edition Local History Month T
Celebrate Local History Month (May) with a one-of-a-kind T-shirt. Based on a rodeo poster in the museum’s collection, this T-shirt commemorates a chapter in Issaquah’s history. Yes, Issaquah actually had a rodeo! Imagine hors... Read More
$17.50-19.50
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Limited Edition Local History Month T,
Decor
Evening at the Depot Image
Evening at the Depot
Numbered prints of a painting by J. Craig Thorpe. Unless you request otherwise, print will be mailed in a poster tube. (Additional postage may apply for other shipping options). ... Read More
$25.00
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Evening at the Depot,
Household Items
Historic Issaquah Afghan Image
Historic Issaquah Afghan
Relax and enjoy the warmth of this distinctive afghan, available only from the Issaquah History Museums. * full color images based on photos from the our collection * woven in the USA by Riddle and Cockrell ... Read More
$50.00
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Historic Issaquah Afghan,
Issaquah Depot Mug Image
Issaquah Depot Mug
A great souvenir of the Issaquah Depot, a gift for your favorite train buff, or a great addition to your morning coffee hour. Mugs come in either Depot Red or Depot Green. ... Read More
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Issaquah Depot Mug,
Mementos
Historic Issaquah Postcards Image
Historic Issaquah Postcards
This set of five postcards includes the following images: Issaquah’s Depot, circa 1890 ... Read More
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Historic Issaquah Postcards,
Issaquah Magnet Image
Issaquah Magnet
A great souvenir of Issaquah, a gift for your favorite train buff, or a great addition to your refrigerator. ... Read More
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Issaquah Magnet,
Videos
Issaquah’s Oral History Video Image
Issaquah’s Oral History Video
Stories of old Issaquah, told by the people who lived them. Hear about the Prohibition-era Dry Squad, the role Issaquah residents played in World War II, Issaquah’s link to D.B. Cooper, and how a local church gave life to one of Seatt... Read More
$29.95
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Issaquah’s Oral History Video,