Issaquah History Museums presents the story of ‘Bad Ben Legg’ on July 13

July 12, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 p.m. July 12, 2013

The past of every community is enriched by fascinating individuals who actively participated in events that had a lasting impact.

Issaquah is no exception. Join Issaquah History Museums’ director Erica Maniez for a colorful tale of such a person from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 in the historic Train Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.

On March 28, 1920, Ben Legg had reportedly been drinking moonshine when he grabbed his gun and set out after his neighbor, Tom Hall. By the end of the day, shots had been fired, Legg was in jail and a Seattle Times headline blared, “Bad Ben Legg Has An Aim That Matches His Heart!”

Join Maniez to find out what happened in Legg’s life before and after that day in 1920. It is a tale that sheds light on the organized labor movement, the difficult life of loggers in early Issaquah and the importance of community connections.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Learn more about this event or volunteer opportunities by calling 392-3500 or emailing


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