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