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Inquiry of Week: Where was Camp Bide-A-Wee?

Fifteen Mile Crossing was the first fording over the Snoqualmie River after leaving North Bend going over Snoqualmie Pass. It is located about 15 miles east of North Bend. James Beard became one of the toll collectors when the Snoqualmie Pass Wagon Road became… Continue Reading “Inquiry of Week: Where was Camp Bide-A-Wee?”

Snoqualmie’s Centennial Log

By Dave Battey Have you ever had a vision, a hope, or a plan, that you felt was important to your community?  One dream that has come to fruition after many years of work by Valley citizens and businesses is the log shelter and… Continue Reading “Snoqualmie’s Centennial Log”

First Brick Building In Town

Originally written by Dave Battey for the Valley Reporter Newspaper in 1992, updated in 2021. The building that Buckshot Honey now occupies is unique in that it was the first and one of the few brick buildings built in Snoqualmie. Built in 1923, it… Continue Reading “First Brick Building In Town”

Research Inquiry: What is the History of the Trees along the field between Two Rivers School and North Bend Elementary?

The field between Two Rivers and North Bend Elementary School in North Bend is named for William Claggett, a local student who drowned in Derry Lake in 1922.  In the 1920s this field was the athletic field for the North Bend High School.  In… Continue Reading “Research Inquiry: What is the History of the Trees along the field between Two Rivers School and North Bend Elementary?”

The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company – “All Electric” Mill

by David Battey (originally published in 2004) The plan was to build the second “all electric” mill in the nation.  The first such mill being an upgrade of Weyerhaeuser’s Everett Mill B, completed in 1916.  It is important to remember that the underground power… Continue Reading “The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company – “All Electric” Mill”

Research Inquiry: What is that bench by DirtFish? It looks important!

Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co Where DirtFish is located in Snoqualmie was once part of the second all electric mill built in the United States. The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co was formed in 1914 and began operating in 1917. At its peak, the mill and… Continue Reading “Research Inquiry: What is that bench by DirtFish? It looks important!”

Dairy Farming at Monte Vista Farm During the Great Depression

by David Battey My niece asked me how difficult it was for my mother and her parents and her siblings during the Great Depression. Here is my answer: The Ralph and Hazel Swenson family did quite well on Monte Vista (means mountain view in… Continue Reading “Dairy Farming at Monte Vista Farm During the Great Depression”

Learning More About Your Property

One of the frequent types of research requests the Museum gets is for information about a house or property. But, the first thing we need to know is the full address of the property when you contact us. There are several ways we can… Continue Reading “Learning More About Your Property”

Research Inquiry: Meadowbrook Hotel

One of the Museum’s research inquiries this month was for information on where the Meadowbrook Inn or Hotel was located. Built by the Hop Ranch Growers’ Association around 1884 to act as a summer hotel for tourists and business men to the upper Snoqualmie… Continue Reading “Research Inquiry: Meadowbrook Hotel”

Puget Sound and the Northern Pacific Railroad by Edmund T. Coleman

Originally republished in our 2015 Snoqualmie Valley History Magazine, we have since found the original publication at the University of Toronto featuring more information including additional text and images, please check the original out here! In this blog we are republishing the condensed version… Continue Reading “Puget Sound and the Northern Pacific Railroad by Edmund T. Coleman”