Today in Washington State History From www.historylink.org http://www.historylink.org Father Francis (or Francois) N. Blanchet visits Whidbey Island on May 26, 1840. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5258 W. S. Ladd purchases the site of Mount Baker business district (Seattle) for settlement on May 26, 1870. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3108 Councilman Charles M. Carroll asks for tolerance-for-gambling policy on May 26, 1969. http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=3293