Issaquah History Museums



Today in History: Monohon Lost to Fire

Eighty-five years ago today, the mill-town of Monohon burned down, leaving only a handful of homes. Monohon was located on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish, a few miles north of Issaquah. Some of the homes that survived the fire are still in existence, incorporated...

Happy Census Reference Day!

Most people recognize April 1 as April Fool’s Day, but for the diehard research geek (who also happens to hate practical jokes) this year’s April 1 is much more happily recognized as the reference date for the 2010 census.Census records are critically...

Today in History: January 13, 1893

On January 18, 1893, Preston opened its first post office. John F. Hudson was the postmaster, and mail was distributed from his home.Thirty-nine years ago today, the January 13, 1971 Issaquah Press reported that Issaquah Creek had overrun its banks for the second time...
Today in History: January 7, 1953

Today in History: January 7, 1953

Fifty-three years ago today (January 7. 1953), a Douglas C-54 Flying Tiger cargo plane flew into Squak Mountain and exploded. All seven of the passengers were killed. Phil Dougherty’s account on HistoryLink.org draws on original news coverage of the incident, as...