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Dellaccio, Jini (1917-2014)

Jini (pronounced "Jeanie") Dellaccio's remarkable life -- plus her sweet demeanor, stylish ways, energetic manner, and multi-faceted artistic career -- embodied certain delightful ironies: She was a M...

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Enumclaw -- Thumbnail History

The city of Enumclaw, established in 1885 as a siding for the Northern Pacific Railroad, grew as a farming community, noted for outstanding development of agricultural cooperatives. Its other major in...

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Enumclaw High School Days (1920s-1940s) by Jim Merritt

This reminiscence of Enumclaw High School was written by Jim Merritt (1920-2000). Merritt grew up in Enumclaw, which is located in southeast King County. He was the son of Frank and Emily (Morris) Mer...

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Enumclaw Library, King County Library System

The first efforts to form a library in Enumclaw were made by Danish settlers who met regularly to read books in their Danish Community Library. The local Presbyterian Church hosted a small library for...

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Enumclaw: My Home Town by Jim Merritt

This reminiscence of Enumclaw in the 1920s and 1930s was written by James Edward Merritt (1920-2000). Jim Merritt was born on October 7, 1920, in South Prairie, Washington, the sixth child born to Fra...

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Enumclaw National Bank Building: Enumclaw Landmark

The Enumclaw National Bank building at 1602 Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw was designated a landmark by King County in 2016. Built in 1923, the stately building housed a cobbler, as well as professi...

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20 Timeline Entries

Enumclaw is founded in 1885.

The city of Enumclaw, Washington, comes into existence in 1885 when the Northern Pacific Railroad routes its transcontinental line through Frank and Mary Fell Stevenson's homestead. Enumclaw nestles o...

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Enumclaw beginnings: Enumclaw Post Office opens on June 10, 1886.

The opening of a post office is an important marker of the beginning of a community. Enumclaw Post Office is established on June 10, 1886. Arthur Griffin is appointed postmaster. Enumclaw is locate...

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Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company (formerly Farmers' Mutual) incorporates on February 17, 1898.

On February 17, 1898, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company files Articles of Incorporation and By-laws with the Washington Secretary of State. Later renamed Mutual of Enumclaw, it is the oldest mutual ins...

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

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.

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First Puyallup Valley Fair is held in Puyallup on October 4-6, 1900.

On October 4-6, 1900, a group of Puyallup Valley farmers, business people, and other residents join together to produce an agricultural and livestock fair designed to highlight local products. The ev...

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Enumclaw Telephone Company founded with seven subscribers in 1902.

In 1902, the Enumclaw Telephone Company begins operation serving seven subscribers, most of whom are members of the extended family of Axel G. Hanson (1864-1943), owner of the White River Lumber and S...

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