I’ve committed the worst sin of the blogger: failure to post. It’s not because there aren’t plenty of things to write about. Between the transcription of oral histories from 20-35 years ago (more on these very soon), cataloging the letters of Minnie and Jake, and managing the fascinating treasures that just wander in the door, it feels like we are always making new and fascinating discoveries about Issaquah’s past these days. I will try to be better about sharing them with you!
Today I’m going to tell you about the fascinating treasures that wandered in our door two weeks ago. A member of the Western Division of the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association stopped by to talk about a project they are working on. They are in the midst of sorting through the Jim Frederickson collection of documents, which consists of hundreds of boxes of old Northern Pacific paperwork. They offered to share with us the documents that relate to the Issaquah station, so that we could scan them.
From left to right are:
1. January 1, 1914 letter from Issaquah station agent G.H. Worley to NP Superintendent Craver, regarding the Issaquah and Superior Mine.
2. August 28, 1915 letter from NP Superintendent Craver to St. Paul, regarding the Issaquah and Superior Mine, and it’s decline.
3. November 14, 1911 letter from Issaquah station agent George Hackett to NP Superintendent Craver, regarding the delay in obtaining payment from the Neukirchen Brothers.