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Redmond (Images of America Series)
     

Redmond (Images of America Series)

by Georgeann Malowney
 

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Only 17 miles northeast of Seattle, Redmond is nestled among fir trees, with the majestic backdrop of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. In 1870, when the first official census of Seattle listed 1,107 people, Luke McRedmond obtained a land patent in the area later to be named for him. From the auspicious beginnings of lumber,

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Only 17 miles northeast of Seattle, Redmond is nestled among fir trees, with the majestic backdrop of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. In 1870, when the first official census of Seattle listed 1,107 people, Luke McRedmond obtained a land patent in the area later to be named for him. From the auspicious beginnings of lumber, fishing, and hunting industries sprang a thriving town which was destined to gain international recognition as the home of Microsoft.

With photographs collected from the relatives of its founding families, this volume focuses on the history of Redmond from 1870 to the 1920s. Included are many unpublished photos of the pioneer families, as well as rare glimpses of the railway station, early farms and schools, and historic shots of the Redmond Fire Department. Pictured social occasions include the earliest 4th of July celebrations, birthday parties, and Redmond's famous Derby Days, the country's oldest annual bicycle race, begun in 1939.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738520711
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,319,973
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Georgeann Malowney has been researching family and community histories since 1995, and created www.irishgenealogy.com to further local and family history education. She has an international following for her online classes, such as Beginning Computer Genealogy and Every Picture Tells a Story. She has authored pioneer family histories in both Redmond and Springfield, Ohio.

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