Partial list of the over 200 historical photographs in Images of America - Redmond, Washington:
Some Families Included: Adams, Bagley, Davis, Forgue, Fulton, George, Graham, Hartman, Hebner, Henry, Lampaert, Louie, Lozier, McRedmond, Martin, Moore, Morelli, Perrigo, Provan, Reed, Sires, Smith, Tosh, Turple, Westby, White, Wiley and Youngerman.
Farms: Morelli, Provan and Sires.
Homes: Adams home built about 1908, McRedmond home built in 1880s, Provan cabins built in 1884, Provan home built in 1895, Smith home built in 1908.
Buildings: Train Station built in 1889, Hotel Redmond, Perrigo Trading Post about 1904, Redmond Trading Company, Redmond Stage Coach Office, Ted Youngerman's store, Panoramic view of Leary Street about 1912 with Redmond Bank, James Morse's cabin; Westby's Dry Good Store, Grand Central Hotel, O. A. Wiley's Livery Stable, Redmond Meat Market in 1890s.
Schools: Log Schoolhouse, Two story; eight room schoolhouse; school in church building, interior of Redmond Washington school classroom taken by AYPE (Alaska Yukon Pacific Expedition) in 1909, All school children about 1909, Redmond Elementary with school buses in 1920s, Cotterill Auditorium with school play "Cinderella in Flowerland" in 1925.
Click here for History of Redmond by Redmond Jr. High's class of 1960.
Fires & Fire Department: Hotel Walther Fire in 1910, Charter members of the Redmond fire department.
Post Offices: First Postmaster, Adam Tosh; Post Office in McRedmond home in 1880s, Post Office by tracks about 1880, Post Office at the Redmond Trading Company.
Logging: Campbell Mill and operations on Provan farm.
Documents: President Grover Cleveland's appointment of William H. White as last U. S. Attorney for Washington Territory in 1885; Letter from White House to Luke McRedmond, John McRedmond funeral invoice in 1889, and a Letter from W. P. Perrigo in 1929 entitled "Substitute for Prohibition," 1932 Christmas Card from Anna M. McRedmond with Anna and three grandchildren.
Celebrations: 4th of July, Derby Days, Perrigo Pioneer Picnics. Dorothy White's birthday party, July 1910, 15 girls on lawn and second picture with lunch/cake and Judge White.
Redmond's 90th Anniversary: City of Redmond Incorporation Paper, and photos of Ernest Alexander Adams, born November 24, 1912. Ernie was the 300th resident of Redmond. 300 residents were required for Redmond to incorporate as a city.
Only 17 miles northeast of Seattle, Redmond is nestled among
fir trees, with the majestic backdrop of the Cascade Mountains to the east and
the Olympic Mountains to the west. In 1870, when the first official census of
Seattle listed 1,107 people, Luke McRedmond obtained a land patent in the area
later to be named for him. From the auspicious beginnings of lumber, fishing,
and hunting industries sprang a thriving town which was destined to gain
international recognition as the home of Microsoft.
With photographs collected from the relatives of its founding families, this volume focuses on the history of Redmond from 1870 to the 1920s. Included are many unpublished photos of the pioneer families, as well as rare glimpses of the railway station, early farms and schools, and historic shots of the Redmond Fire Department. Pictured social occasions include the earliest 4th of July celebrations, birthday parties, and Redmond's famous Derby Days, the country's oldest annual bicycle race, begun in 1939.
Georgeann Malowney has been researching family and community histories since 1995, and created www.irishgenealogy.com to further local and family history education. She has an international following for her online classes, such as Beginning Computer Genealogy and Every Picture Tells a Story. She has authored family histories on both Redmond and Springfield, Ohio pioneer families.