Issaquah History Museums



Memory Book Project

Les Adair

Les Adair

Les Adair (1914-2004). His family first settled here in 1889 and 1903. His family has occupied the same property since his grandfather moved here in 1903. Les graduated from Issaquah High School in 1933. He worked for many years for the Seattle Fire Department. He also drove the night delivery truck for Darigold from 1968-1976.

Kerry Anderson

Kerry Anderson

Kerry Anderson served as Issaquah’s City Park Director from 1971-2000. Some of his accomplishments while in this position include Tibbetts Valley Park, and landscaping along Gilman Boulevard and Rainier Boulevard. Kerry currently resides in Manson, Washington.

Donna Pedegana Arndt

Donna Pedegana Arndt

Donna Pedegana Arndt was born in Issaquah in 1930. Donna’s father was born and raised here as well, and worked as a coal miner for many years. Donna’s mother moved to Issaquah in 1930. Donna’s husband worked for many years as a logger.

Marilyn Dodge Batura

Marilyn Dodge Batura (b. 1944) is a lifetime resident of Issaquah. Marilyn’s family moved to Issaquah during the Depression. They purchased a farm where her father raised milk goats. Marilyn graduated from Issaquah High School in 1962. This was the last class to graduate from the school’s location “on the hilltop”.

Clint Brady

Clint Brady (b. 1960) lived in Issaquah from 1960 until 2000. Clint’s grandparents first moved to Issaquah in the early 1920’s. Many Issaquah resident fondly remember his father’s clothing store, Brady’s. Clint graduated from Issaquah High School in 1978. Clint and his family recently moved to Maple Valley.

John T. Brady

John T. Brady (1925-2005) lived in Issaquah his for all but a few years of his life. He moved here with his parents, who later owned and ran a local business, Brady’s Dry Goods.

Delores Kinnune Busby

Delores Kinnune Busby

Delores Kinnune Busby (1929-2009) was a lifelong resident of Issaquah. She graduated from Issaquah High School as did her father, brother, and aunt on her mother’s side. Delores’s father and grandfather owned Kinnune’s Shoe Repair Shop in town for many years.

Sue Bush Cameron

Sue Bush Cameron (b. 1943) has lived in Issaquah her entire life. Sue’s great grandparents, James and Martha Bush, were some of the earliest pioneers of Issaquah, arriving in 1864. Sue still lives on the family homestead. This homestead has been occupied by her family for 137 years. Sue volunteers at the Issaquah Historical Society

Lawrence Campbell

Lawrence Campbell

Lawrence Campbell (1917-2002) lived in Issaquah his entire life and saw it grow and change over the years. Larry’s grandparents came to Issaquah from Pennsylvania in 1884. His father was a miner and worked for several mines in the area. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1937. Larry worked at Boeing before and during World War II, and later joined the Marine Corps. After the war, he worked in the retail lumber business until retirement.

Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson (b. 1926) worked in the Issaquah School District for thirty-four years, from 1948 to 1982. He served the community as a teacher for fourteen years, a vice principal for five years, and a principal for fifteen years, all at the Junior High School level. Richard currently lives in Bellevue, Washington