Learn All About Woodinville’s History

Want to know more about the history of Woodinville? The Images of America and Arcadia Publishing has published its Woodinville edition, chronicling the important history of the town with a series of pictures and facts.

With the help of the Woodinville Heritage Society, the book is able to begin the story at the origin of Woodinville’s existence began back in 1871 when Ira and Susan Woodin arrived. The couple rowed a boat across Lake Washington from Seattle then up the Squak Slough (later known as the Sammamish River) to settle 160 acres of forest.

In the book’s nine chapters, it tackles everything from the natural land, settlement, business and industry, recreation, and the later expansion and growth of the town.

Interesting facts you’ll find in the book:

  • Native American families were hired to pick hops in western Washington around 1890.
  • Early residents of the Sammamish Valley, Gustav and Anna Jacobsen, built a home along with a nine-hole golf course on their property.
  • Frank Woodin, son of Ira and Susan, was the first car owner in the community after purchasing a 1906 Franklin.
  • The Sammamish Slough Race, from 1933-1976, was a 13-mile hydroplane race from Lake Washington to Lake Sammamish.

The Images of America and Arcadia Publishing has produced similar books to areas surrounding Woodinville like Bellevue and Redmond.

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