Issaquah History Museums



Robert Baskett, Issaquah Soldier in Normandy

Robert Baskett, Issaquah Soldier in Normandy

by John Boland, Historian, US Army Retired “I don’t care what happens as long as it doesn’t happen to me” —Robert Baskett’s senior quote in the Issaquah High School 1943 yearbook Most people in America have heard of World War Two and D-Day; they have seen Tom...
Women of Issaquah in WWI

Women of Issaquah in WWI

By Erica Maniez, Museum Director / Summer 2003 After the United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941, many of Issaquah’s young men left town to serve in the military. Women stayed behind to tend victory gardens, run family businesses, volunteer as airplane...
Hearing History: Bill Evans

Hearing History: Bill Evans

  Maria McLeod:  …Tell me a story about you and Walt Seil.  I know you guys ran around together, and I’m sure there’s a lot of stories.  Some you could probably tell, some you can’t.  [laughter]  But what’s a memorable moment with your friend Walt?   ...
Hearing History: Walt Seil

Hearing History: Walt Seil

  Walt SeilSenior Yearbook Photoca 1941     Maria McLeod: Well, OK, so tell me the story about shooting off your hand. Walt Seil: Well, this was in the fall of the year. And Tony Campbell, who was neighbors to us, him and I decided to go hunting for deer. We...
Hearing History: Vernon “Babe” Anderson

Hearing History: Vernon “Babe” Anderson

  Vernon “Babe” Anderson ca 1945 Full Record   Maria McLeod: …So what land are you giving to the city? Vernon Anderson: The whole thing. MM: The old farmhouse, too? And this place? VA: Yeah, everything. MM: So what is this going to become?...