Issaquah boasts a rich collection of characters from its past. This page serves as a table of contents for biographical profiles and other stories about Issaquah’s inhabitants.
Was Ben Legg being malicious or just having a bad day?
Published in the the Summer 2003 edition of Past Times.
“In 1877 he took up a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres near Issaquah in this county, and built thereon a log house.”
James W. Bush came to Squak Valley “at a time when it was literally a jungle, the haunt of wild animals and frequented by hostile Indians.”
“Can any pleasure in life compare With a charming drive in open air? A spirited horse of royal breed With just a little more style and speed Than any you meet, and it matters not If his gait be pace or a swinging trot.”
“He took up a claim where the town of Gilman now stands[…]. He got title to this tract of land under the preemption law.”
Henry Harrison Tibbetts has remained all but invisible… until now.
David Jepsen and Dan Anderson present the history of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.
Published in the the Winter 2005 edition of Past Times.