THEN: A company of state militia pose on what is now Issaquah’s E. Sunset Way. The Bellevue Hotel is in the background of what was then still called Gilman after Daniel Gilman, one of the promoters who opened King County’s resource-rich hinterlands to industrial development in the late 1880s with the construction of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad. Courtesy, Issaquah Historical Museum.

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