Cartoon — Jan. 21, 2015

January 20, 2015

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Thanks to Tom Anderson for the cartoon. He has been an Issaquah resident since 1979, and lived here seven years when he was a child. He is the author of the “Issaquah Doodle Book,” available at the Issaquah History Museums’ gift shop. Email your cartoon about any Issaquah topic to editor@isspress.com.

Cartoon — Jan. 14, 2015

January 13, 2015

As far as Squak’s unique name, the late trail advocate Ruth Ittner, an active leader of Issaquah Alps Trails Club, once said: “If you were stuck between a tiger and cougar, you’d squawk too!” Actually, the name means snake (which also makes many a hiker squawk) from a local native dialect and was the original name of the city of Issaquah. Submit your cartoon for publication by emailing it to editor@isspress.com.

As far as Squak’s unique name, the late trail advocate Ruth Ittner, an active leader of Issaquah Alps Trails Club, once said: “If you were stuck between a tiger and cougar, you’d squawk too!” Actually, the name means snake (which also makes many a hiker squawk) from a local native dialect and was the original name of the city of Issaquah. Submit your cartoon for publication by emailing it to editor@isspress.com.

Cartoon — Jan. 7, 2015

January 6, 2015

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Thanks to Tom Anderson for the cartoon. He has been an Issaquah resident since 1979, and lived here seven years when he was a child. He is the author of the “Issaquah Doodle Book,” available at the Issaquah History Museums’ gift shop. Email your cartoon about any Issaquah topic to editor@isspress.com.

To the Editor

July 15, 2014

Heritage Day

Thanks to everyone who made it a success

The Issaquah History Museums was gratified by the wonderful community participation and volunteer support in abundant evidence at our 2014 Heritage Day celebration held in conjunction with the Down Home 4th of July in downtown Issaquah.

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Local history ‘doodle’ book is aimed at kids

November 26, 2013

Once a small logging village, Issaquah was settled in the 1860s and officially incorporated in 1892. Landmarks still exist around town from the early days, reminding citizens of the area’s rich heritage.

The problem is, the histories of these sites have been slowly fading away, and newer residents — including families — likely have no idea what they represent.

 

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Enter Tom Anderson, a software engineer and secretary of the board of the Issaquah History Museums. Two years ago at an ArtWalk, Anderson was wandering with his daughter when he hit upon an idea of a “doodle” book for children so they could learn more about their historic town.

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