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'''1889: '''(November 11,) Washington became a state. Seattle was the largest city and the chief supply point for the gold rush to the Yukon territory in Alaska.  
 
'''1889: '''(November 11,) Washington became a state. Seattle was the largest city and the chief supply point for the gold rush to the Yukon territory in Alaska.  
  
''A helpful source for studying the history of Washington is Harvey K. Hines, An Illustrated History of the State of Washington: Containing . . . Biographical Mention of . . . its Pioneers and Prominent Citizens .'' . . (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Company, 1893; Family History Library book 979.7 D3h; film 1000637).  
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''A helpful source for studying the history of Washington is Harvey K. Hines, An Illustrated History of the State of Washington: Containing . . . Biographical Mention of . . . its Pioneers and Prominent Citizens .'' . . (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Company, 1893; Family History Library[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=206656&disp=An+illustrated+history+of+the+state+of+W++ book 979.7 D3h; film 1000637]).  
  
 
Background information on Washington counties is in Newton Carl Abbott and Fred E. Carver, ''The Evolution of Washington Counties'' (N.p.: Yakima Valley Genealogical Society & Klickitat County Historical Society, Washington,1978; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=206667&disp=The+evolution+of+Washington+counties%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.7 D25a; fiche 6051194]). This is listed in the Family History Library Catalog under WASHINGTON - HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC.  
 
Background information on Washington counties is in Newton Carl Abbott and Fred E. Carver, ''The Evolution of Washington Counties'' (N.p.: Yakima Valley Genealogical Society & Klickitat County Historical Society, Washington,1978; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=206667&disp=The+evolution+of+Washington+counties%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.7 D25a; fiche 6051194]). This is listed in the Family History Library Catalog under WASHINGTON - HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:42, 16 September 2008

The following important events in the history of Washington affected political boundaries, record-keeping, and family movements.

1800's: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Spain, Russia, and England all claimed what is now Washington.

1811: John Jacob Astor (American) established a trading post at Astoria. This was the first settlement in this area.

1819: Spain withdrew her claims.

1825: Russia withdrew her claims.

1836: Marcus Whitman established the second white settlement near present-day Walla Walla. Early settlement centered in the Willamette valley.

1846: The present boundary between the United States and Canada was established.

1848: The Oregon Territory was created. It included what is now Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Montana and Wyoming.

1849: Settlers went farther north into the Puget Sound area to obtain food and lumber that was needed in the California gold fields.

1850: The Oregon Donation Act was passed. This guaranteed land to those who settled and cultivated land in the territory before 1855. This attracted an estimated 30,000 new settlers.

1853: Treaty at Lapwai asked Nez Perce to adjust the border of their reservation.

1853: (March 2,)Washington Territory was created from the northern part of Oregon Territory.

1858: The Coeur d"Alene, Spokane tribes united with the Palouse and Yakima tribes to fight U.S. forces near Rosalia, Washington. 1859 the tribes were forced to surrnder.

1859: Oregon became a state. Washington Territory was enlarged to include the remaining Oregon territory not included in the new state.

1860: The discovery of gold near Walla Walla attracted many prospectors.

1863: The Idaho Territory was created from lands in eastern Washington Territory.

1873: U.S. President Grant executive order gave back northenr 1/2 of land to Chief Joseph. 1875 Executive order rescinded.

1877: Chief Joseph given 30 days to move his tribe.

1878: Bannock War fight for their fields of Camas

1881: The Northern Pacific Railway reached Spokane.

1888: The transcontinental railroads reached Washington and brought a great influx of settlers.

1889: (November 11,) Washington became a state. Seattle was the largest city and the chief supply point for the gold rush to the Yukon territory in Alaska.

A helpful source for studying the history of Washington is Harvey K. Hines, An Illustrated History of the State of Washington: Containing . . . Biographical Mention of . . . its Pioneers and Prominent Citizens . . . (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Company, 1893; Family History Librarybook 979.7 D3h; film 1000637).

Background information on Washington counties is in Newton Carl Abbott and Fred E. Carver, The Evolution of Washington Counties (N.p.: Yakima Valley Genealogical Society & Klickitat County Historical Society, Washington,1978; Family History Library book 979.7 D25a; fiche 6051194). This is listed in the Family History Library Catalog under WASHINGTON - HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC.