Looking back: Issaquah Roundup

Published in the Issaquah Press on October 6, 1999

Issaquah Roundup 1924

Bucking broncos at the Issaquah Roundup 1924

This photograph was taken during one of Issaquah’s early celebrations. A Seattle photographer snapped this shot of a cowboy trying to maintain his balance on a bucking bronco during the Issaquah Roundup, which traditionally took place around Labor Day each year. This picture is from 1924 when the roundup was Aug. 30- Sept. 1. The Issaquah Roundup is generally considered the forerunner of today’s Salmon Days Festival, which marked its 30th anniversary this year.