High School is taught in Enumclaw for the first time in 1900.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 10/17/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1759

In 1900, the first high school class in Enumclaw is taught by Mr. Wylie on the third floor of the school house. Enumclaw is located in southeastern King County in the shadow of Mount Rainier.

The town was founded in 1885 as a railroad siding for the Northern Pacific Railroad. It developed as a center for lumber (the largest industry was the White River Lumber Company, now merged with Weyerhaeuser) and agriculture.


Louise Ross Poppleton, There is only one Enumclaw (Enumclaw: Published by the Author, 1980), 34.

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