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Collectively, these materials tell the story of Issaquah; individually, they provide invaluable insights on people and events that helped shape the region and have profound relevance today.
Preserving stories for future generations
In 2011, we launched a project to digitize our collections and make them available to researchers online. Several years into the project, we are still realizing the value of the information we have gathered. We’re thrilled to be able to share the contents of our photo files, letter collections, important documents, and oral histories! Collectively, these materials tell the story of Issaquah, and, individually, they provide invaluable insights on people and events that helped shape the region and have profound relevance today.
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Our Town Issaquah
by Hilda Johanson Erickson, ca 1950
Our town is like the promised land
With foothills all around
Opportunities have no end
In our home town
We have forest land, lakes so blue
Sparkling brooks that hum for you
Flowering fields mixed with shade
Here a new born fawn his bed has made
Natures wondrous gift bestowed
All along the streams and roads
Hear the whispering in the pine
Inhale evergreen like sparkling wine
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