Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Port Townsend Post Office, Court and Customs House opens on March 1, 1893. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9480 Mercer Island beginnings: East Seattle Post Office opens on March 1, 1904. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=586 Train disaster at Wellington kills 96 on March 1, 1910. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5127 Governor Marion E. Hay signs a bill creating Pend Oreille County on March 1, 1911. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9771 Goldendale Free Public Library, first public library in Klickitat County, opens on March 1, 1915. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7788 Island County commissioners establish Port of Mabana on Camano Island on March 1, 1926. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9731 The Seattle (Paramount) Theatre opens on March 1, 1928. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3945 Washington State Legislature establishes a commission on March 1, 1933, to investigate connecting the Columbia River to Puget Sound by canal. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9685 Governor Clarence Martin signs the County Acquisition of Camp Sites and Parks Act on March 1, 1937. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=4083 Vashon Islanders begin operating their own ferries on March 1, 1948. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3731 Tacoma installs water meters beginning on March 1, 1954. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5118 Spectacular arson fire destroys Pacific Trail Sportswear's factory and headquarters in Seattle on March 1, 1969. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1188 Group Health Cooperative opens Family Health Center on Capitol Hill on March 1, 1971. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7660 Senator Brock Adams quits race for re-election to the U.S. Senate, following allegations of sexual misconduct, on March 1, 1992. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5740 Seattle Theatre Group's Historic Theatres Library is dedicated on March 1, 2012. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=10123