Issaquah History Museums



Walt Seil Remembers Hard Men, Fair Men, From Another Era

This story originally appeared in the Issaquah Reporter on December 18, 2009. By Jean Cerar Walt Seil was an Issaquah native, as was his father, Edward “Nogs” Seil, before him. When Walt recorded his memories for the Issaquah History Museums Oral History Video...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

By Julie Hunter Wilhelmina (Willa) Celeste Stevenson married John Jacob Eastlick on June 4, 1904, in a ceremony held at the Methodist Protestant Church in Seattle.  The Reverend T. S. Winey officiated, and May Eastlick and S. J. Beresford were the witnesses.  Both the...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

The Issaquah community:[2] By the time Willa and J.J. married, people had been moving into the Squak Valley from other parts of the United States, and directly from Europe, for forty years.  The community numbered about 700 in 1900, counting all ages, and some of...
Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Issaquah Community Members, continued: Ruth L. Sylvester   August 6  —  Ruth was born in 1878, but the records conflict as to whether she was born in April or August.  She was Edith’s older sister.  She may or may not have come to Issaquah when her family moved...