Issaquah History Museums



How Farms Became State Park

How Farms Became State Park

This article first appeared in the Autumn 2003 Past Times. By Eric Erickson and Erica Maniez Before Lake Sammamish State Park existed, land on the banks of Lake Sammamish belonged to local farming families. The Anderson farm and the Jensen farm, along with land...
Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree

90 Front St South This rare Ginkgo tree was planted by Dr. W.E. Gibson (a physician) at the start of the twentieth century. Dr. Gibson became Issaquah’s mayor in 1900 and served several additional terms as mayor and in the state legislature over the next 25...
Hillside Cemetery

Hillside Cemetery

Between Mt. Park Boulevard and Sunset Way Issaquah’s cemetery, located above downtown to the west, is composed of rolling hills with large, mature cedars and heritage trees. The site is visibly tied to the landscape of the forested foothills of the Cascade...
Issaquah Ferry Pilot Houses (Sausalito, CA)

Issaquah Ferry Pilot Houses (Sausalito, CA)

300 Napa Street, Sausalito, California The ferry ISSAQUAH has gone through a long life’s journey since its maiden journey on Lake Washington on May 2, 1914. Most of the ferry is history, but the two pilot houses are preserved and on display in the Galilee Harbor...
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

125 West Sunset Way With more than 300,000 visitors each year, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is easily the most-visited hatchery in the state.  The best time to visit is September and October, when the salmon return to the hatchery up Issaquah Creek and when the...