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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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Enumclaw, the Home of Agricultural Co-operation

This People's History reproduces a June 1, 1914 article from The Ranch, a south King County magazine, describing some of the emerging cooperatively-owned businesses in the Enumclaw area. At the time, ...

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Enumclaw, Washington, 1909

The following article, a short account of Enumclaw, King County, was written by Dr. J. J. Smith, a resident of the town, and was originally published in the June 1909 edition of The Coast magazine, an...

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King County Agricultural Production Districts

King County's five Agricultural Production Districts (APDs), first designated in the county's 1985 Comprehensive Plan, represent a continuation of efforts to preserve rapidly diminishing agricultural ...

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King County Farmland Preservation Program

King County's Farmland Preservation Program protects farmland and open space in the rapidly developing county by using tax money to buy development rights on farms. It is one of the oldest such progra...

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King County Landmarks: Works Progress Administration (WPA) Fieldhouses (1938-40), Des Moines, Enumclaw, North Bend, Preston, White Center

Addresses: Des Moines -- S 219th Street and 11th Avenue S; Enumclaw -- Enumclaw Chinook Pass Road; North Bend -- 40 SE Orchard Drive; Preston -- 8625 310th Avenue SE; White Center -- 1321 102nd Street...

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King County Library System, Part 1

The King County Library System (KCLS) operates libraries in communities throughout King County (outside Seattle), a variety of mobile outreach services, a library within the King County Youth Services...

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King County Library System, Part 2

As King County's population boomed at the start of the twenty-first century, the King County Library System (KCLS) made plans to expand. In 2004, voters approved a $172 million bond measure, allowing ...

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Knitting for Victory -- World War II

On the home front during World War II (1941-1945), knitting to help the war effort and to keep American soldiers warm was a major preoccupation of Americans, particularly women. The November 24, 1941,...

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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 beginning on October 4, 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 eve...

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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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Railroad workers lay the last rail of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway's line at Snoqualmie Pass on March 29, 1909.

On March 29, 1909, railroad workers lay the last rail of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway's line (later named the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway) at Snoqualmie Pass, just in...

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Musicians in Enumclaw organize a union during 1912.

During 1912, the musicians in Enumclaw organize a union.

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Enumclaw is incorporated on February 1, 1913.

On February 1, 1913, in a close vote, citizens of Enumclaw vote to incorporate. The City of Enumclaw is located on a plateau in the Cascade Foothills near Mount Rainier in South King County. It is san...

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Lindbergh lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Seattle on September 13, 1927.

On September 13, 1927, at 1:57 p.m., the aviator Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) lands the Spirit of St. Louis at the Sand Point Naval Air Station. His stop in Seattle is one of 80 stops on a three m...

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A Curtis Commando R5C transport plane crashes into Mount Rainier, killing 32 U.S. Marines, on December 10, 1946.

On December 10, 1946, six Curtis Commando R5C transport planes carrying more than 200 U.S. Marines leave San Diego en route to Seattle. The aircraft, flying entirely by instruments at an altitude of 9...

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Coal miner John A. Wolti is trapped underground in the Big Four Mine at Elk Coal on December 13, 1950.

On December 13, 1950, John A. Wolti, (1897-1974), is working in the Big Four Coal Company mine on Victory Slope at Elk Coal in southeast King County when a coal mine tunnel collapses, burying him 400 ...

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Lower Green River Valley Agricultural Production District (APD) is one of five King County APDs designated on April 8, 1985.

On April 8, 1985, the Lower Green River Valley and four other county Agricultural Production Districts are designated in the new Comprehensive Plan adopted by the King County Council. The Lower Green ...

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Enumclaw Public Library opens and is dedicated on September 28, 1991.

On September 28, 1991, the City of Enumclaw's new public library building is dedicated. The project was made possible when city voters approved a local library bond issue after two earlier proposals f...

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