In March 1889 Ezra Meeker committed one of his biggest blunders ever, he was caught and admitted to bribing Puyallup Indians with money for their vote to approve a right of way through the Puyallup Indian Reservation.
An Act to create the Office of Surveyor-General of the Public Lands in Oregon, and to provide for the Survey, and to make Donations to Settlers of the said Public Lands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a surveyor-general shall be [...]
Articles of agreement and convention made and concluded on the She-nah-nam, or Medicine Creek, in the Territory of Washington, this twenty-sixth day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, by Isaac I. Stevens, governor and superintendent of Indian affairs of the said Territory, on the part of the United States, and [...]
On February 8, 1888, the Tacoma City Council passed Ordinance No. 188, granting Randolph Radebaugh the city's second street railroad franchise. Along Delin street from Pacific avenue to Wright avenue, or so much thereof as is or may hereafter be dedicated to public use; G street from Wright avenue southward to the corporate limits of [...]
The Olympic Land, Loan, and Trust Company was incorporated on October 29, 1889 by George W. McAllister, president, Frank O. Meeker, vice-president, and Albert R. Heilig, secretary. The land company would plat the town site of Midland, Washington on April 10, 1890. Frank O. Meeker, George W. McAllister, and Randolph Radebaugh were owners of the [...]
From the essay - Forty-three passengers die in a trolley car accident in Tacoma on July 4, 1900. By Daryl C. McClary Posted 9/12/2005 HistoryLink.org Essay 7477 On Wednesday morning, July 4, 1900, 43 passengers are killed and many others are injured and maimed when an overcrowded trolley car carrying more than 100 passengers to [...]