Timeline Date Search
Book of the Fortnight
Klondike Gold Rush Database
Duvall Newspaper Index
Roads & Rails
Interactive maps allow you to take virtual
tours of selected communities, historical districts, rivers, and other
areas in Washington.
Illustrated "slide shows" of selected
communities and historical subjects.
- Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909 -- A Slideshow of Seattle's First World's Fair
- Bartell Drugs: A Slideshow
- Bicycle Tree at Snohomish (1890-1927) -- A Slideshow
- Bridges of Washington State: A Slideshow Primer of Technology Through Time
- Building Seattle -- A Slideshow History of Seattle's Capital Improvement Projects
- Cedar River Education Center -- Slideshow
- Community Scrapbook: East Green Lake, 1888-1909
- Edgecomb Stump House: A Slideshow
- Ferry Whistles on Puget Sound: A Slideshow
- HistoryLink.org -- A Slideshow History of the First Years
- Housing through the years: From the Denny Party to the Great Depression in King and Snohomish Counties: A Slideshow
- Kingdome: A Slideshow History of its Site, Design, and Construction
- MacDonald, Betty, and Mary Bard: A Slideshow Tour of their King County Homes
- Manette Bridge: A Slideshow on its History and Technology
- Occidental Hotel: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of Pioneer Square's Historic Hotel -- A Slideshow Photo Essay
- Peterson, Bob: I've Lived Here All My Life -- A Slideshow of Life on the Eastside, King County
- Play Ball! A Slideshow of the History of Early Baseball in Washington
- Port of Tacoma -- A Slideshow
- Puyallup Avenue Bridge Slideshow
- Rose Red -- A Slideshow of the Film's Seattle Locations
- Sand Point: From Mud Lake to Magnuson Park -- a Slideshow Photo Essay
- Seattle Aquarium Slideshow, Part 1: From Settlement to Cinders, 1841-1899
- Seattle Aquarium Slideshow, Part 2: From the Great Fire to the Great Depression, 1889-1930s
- Seattle Aquarium Slideshow, Part 3: From World War Shipping to a World-Class Aquarium, 1941-present
- Seattle City Light -- Bill Newby Working on the Skagit, 1935-1996 -- A Slideshow Photo Essay
- Seattle City Light -- Walt Sickler on the Line Crew, 1949-1973 -- A Slideshow
- Seattle Public Library -- A Pictorial History of Times and Tomes Past -- A Slideshow
- Seattle Rainiers Roll of Honor -- A Slideshow
- Seattle Rainiers, 1938-1964 -- A Slideshow
- Seattle University, 1891-2001 -- A Slideshow
- Seattle Water System -- A Slideshow
- Seattle's First Hill: King County courthouse and Harborview Hospital -- A Slideshow
- Seattle's History -- A 10-Minute Slideshow
- Seattle's University District -- a Slideshow of its Early History (1890-1919)
- Snohomish County's Centennial Farms and Heritage Barns: A Slideshow
- Tacoma's Salishan Housing Project -- A Slideshow
- Teamsters Local 174 in Seattle: A Slideshow
- The Life of a Tree: From Seed to Finished Product -- A Slideshow
- When Giants Walked Seattle: The 1912 Baseball Season -- A Slideshow
- Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards and Ephemera from around Washington
- WTO: HistoryLink.org webcam of protests and a slideshow of each day (November 30-December 3, 1999), Seattle
Seattle Neighborhood History Videos
Brief video histories of selected Seattle neighborhoods written and narrated by HistoryLink.org's Walt Crowley and produced by the Seattle Channel in 2001-2. Presented online by Seattle Public Utilities.
Special essays sponsored by the Washington Forest Protection Association.
A Warp and Two Woofs
Hear the distinctive horns and whistles of Washington’s historic ferries on Puget Sound.
Washington Tourism Links
Visit More Links for more websites
on historical and cultural attractions.
Today in Washington History
Willapa Light Station opens on October 1, 1858.
Voters elect Washington's first state officials on October 1, 1889.
Seattle Fire Department Relief Association is incorporated on October 1, 1892.
Explosion kills 11 coal miners at Lawson Mine, McKay, King County, on October 1, 1902.
Stevens County Pioneer Association (later, Historical Society) holds its first meeting on October 1, 1903.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition landscaping crews put the finishing touches on a 20-acre nursery on October 1, 1907.
U.S. President William Howard Taft attends the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition on September 30 and October 1, 1909.
The Gonzaga School of Law opens with 19 students on October 1, 1912.
Sol Krems founds The Jewish Voice on October 1, 1915.
Homer Hadley formally proposes a concrete pontoon floating bridge across Lake Washington on October 1, 1921.
President Franklin Roosevelt tours the Olympic Peninsula on October 1, 1937.
Camas post office opens on October 1, 1939.
Hydroplane is successfully tested on Lake Washington on October 1, 1949.
People's Republic of China founded on October 1, 1949, and Magnuson's advocacy for normalized relations begins.
First part of Seattle Freeway (Interstate 5) route receives federal funding on October 1, 1957.
Metro Council, formed to clean up Lake Washington, holds inaugural meeting on October 1, 1958.
Chicano students at University of Washington establish United Mexican American Students (later MEChA) on October 1, 1968.
Love-U District Festival attracts thousands to Seattle's University District on October 1, 1968.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra hires first African American musician, bassist Bruce Lawrence, on October 1, 1968.
Jimi Hendrix is mourned at his Seattle funeral and wake and buried in Renton on October 1, 1970.
Teachers State Bank, now Evergreen Bank, opens in Seattle on October 1, 1971.
Tacoma Municipal Belt Line Railway becomes a tariffed carrier on October 1, 1985.
University of Washington Bothell Branch opens on October 1, 1990.
University of Washington Tacoma begins classes in Perkins Building on October 1, 1990.
Japanese theater troupe presents Tale of Otokichi in Bellevue on October 1, 1997.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki breaks the major league record for hits in a season on October 1, 2004.
Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base merge to create Joint Base Lewis-McChord on October 1, 2010.
New Essays This Week
President Harry S. Truman presents the Medal of Honor to Robert E. Bush on October 5, 1945.
Stephen Vitiello receives $200,000 commission, to develop sound-based art on the Seattle waterfront, on October 23, 2013.
Judge C. H. Hanford decides Cowell v. McMillin, vindicating John McMillin's operation of Roche Harbor lime works, on June 20, 1909.
Joe E. Mann receives the Medal of Honor posthumously on August 30, 1945.
Albert H. Rooks receives the Medal of Honor on June 24, 1942.
Jack J. Pendleton of Yakima receives the Medal of Honor posthumously on March 15, 1945.
Roche Harbor Lime Works (San Juan Island)
Cayuse attack mission in what becomes known as the Whitman Massacre on November 29, 1847.
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