October 19, 2019

Bothell, Washington

There must have been something in the air near Lake Washington in the early 1870’s, for this period saw the settling of Bothell and Redmond in 1870, and Woodinville in 1871. Squak Slough was the new inland highway, the breech in nature’s armor.
August 11, 2019

Kenmore, Washington

The Kenmore shoreline and north remained heavily forested during the development of neighboring Bothell and Woodinville, both of which had settlements as early as 1870. John McMasters entered the Kenmore scene in 1901 and operated a cedar shake mill on the Lake Washington shore.
September 16, 2019

Hunts Point, Washington

Hunts Point is truly an idyllic community - from its leisurely beginnings until this very day - a one of a kind haven. Leigh Hunt, who was an early 1870’s resident of neighboring Yarrow Point, purchased Hunts Point in order to cut some trees impeding his view. Years later, a Seattle group found the site delightful for leisure time picnics and summer camping and subsequently acquired the point.
September 4, 2019

Finn Hill, Washington

So how did Finn Hill get its name? Well, Rob Entrekin of Finn Hill Winery explains, “This story started in December 1903 when Ben and Hilma Reinikainen set sail from Helsinki, Finland, for America. After living in Ballard for a few years, they bought 10 acres for $300 and were the first family to build on what is now Finn Hill.