History of Snoqualmie Valley by Jan Hagstrom Gifford & Kenneth G. Watson




Begun as a joint effort a few years ago, local teacher Jan Gifford took over the project – writing, formatting, adding historic maps, photos and many of her authentically detailed drawings of tools and other artifacts. The result is a book, written for use in teaching fourth grade students about this area’s history, but also a remarkably interesting, engrossing read for all ages. It starts with the geology of the area and moves forward through its settlement and development into the early 1930’s. Woven into its chapters are native American legends along with the stories of families who settled here during the westward expansion of our country – and much more.