History Kit Vocabulary List
Listed below are some terms likely to need definition and clarification.
coalmine: an underground place where coal is taken by digging and drilling
farmer: a person who grows crops and raises animals
Gilman: name for Issaquah from 1892 – 99. Named for Daniel Hunt Gilman who brought the railroad to town
history: the study of the past
history museum: a place where things from the past are displayed
hops: a vine plant used to make beer (the ripe, dried cones are used)
Issaquah: the name for our town since 1899, it is a closer version to the original Native American name for the area (closer than “Squak”)
lumber mill: a place where trees are cut into lumber for building
Monohon: an old mill town once located on East Lake Sammamish Road
mural: a large painting usually on a wall or the side of a building.
Newcastle: an nearby city that began as an old coal mining town near Lake Boren.
Native American: the first people to live in the Issaquah area
railroad: a train on fixed tracks
Samamish: the group of Native Americans that fished, gathered and hunted in the Issaquah area
settler: a person who comes to live in a new region
Squak: a variation of a native American name for Issaquah