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Title Jacob "Jake" Jones, Jr
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 1958
Year Range from 1958
Year Range to 1958
Narrator's name Jones Jr., Jacob "Jake"
Interviewer Krigbaum Jr., Willard
Description Transcript of Jacob Jones, Jr oral history as interviewed by Willard Krigbaum, Jr in 1958.

Jacob Jones, Jr, interviewed by Willard Krigbaum in 1958. Jake Jones discusses Issaquah's earliest settlers and their relationships with the Native Americans; occupations of the earliest settlers; homesteads and the development of Issaquah into a town; and some of his boyhood adventures.

In this interview with Jacob Jones, Jr recorded in 1958, Jake Jones describes:

Pages 1-2: A railway trip to Seattle, and the horse-drawn street cars in Seattle;

Pages 2-4: No-Good Johnny (a Native American) who warned the settlers of raids;

Pages 4-7: Doctor Gibson and several of his medical saves;

Pages 7-9: Lawrence Moore, hops picking, and the attack on the hops pickers;

Pages 9-10: Ira Woodin and his 10-ton scow;

Page 11: The Bushes and their race horse, and keeping sheep safe from cougars;

Pages 11-12: Bill Terry, bacon, potatoes, and shooting a bear;

Pages 12-14: How formalized education began in Issaquah, and the first teachers - Sloane, Kellogg, Kirkpatrick and Rich;

Page 14: The first settlers in Issaquah, beginning with Dutch Ned;

Page 15: The attack on the Castos, and how Governor Pickering owned Snoqualmie Falls;

Page 16: The death of William Pickering, and the buying and selling of farmlands, particularly how Old Dutch Ned sold to the Tibbetts and the Wilsons;

Page 17: Issac Cooper and how he built the first building in Issaquah - a saloon, the beginning of the railroad, and Ingebright Wold;

Page 18: Population growth, and how animals ran loose before incorporation;

Pages 19-21: The relationship of the settlers with the Native Americans;

Pages 22-24: The personalities of the Native Americans and wars between the tribes;

Page 25: J. Borst and hops;

Pages 25-27: Alice Boyce, and the preacher Andrew Jackson McNemee;

Pages 27-29: Martin Bogdan, and cattle drives;

Page 30: Trapping a cougar in a barn;

Page 31: Spear fishing for salmon;

Pages 31-32: Hauling logs on skid roads;

Page 32: Donkey engines, and hauling logs by locomotive;

Pages 33-34: First sawmill near Tolle Anderson's creek, and the first sawmill - Peterson & Creswick;

Page 35: How they moved the mill to build railroad trestles, and Sunday excursions to Snoqualmie Falls;

Pages 35-36: Taking hogs to market, the Newcastle mine, and the Cedar River watershed;

Page 37: Newcastle as a big town, and railroad gauges;

Pages 37-38: The first settlers on Beaver Lake;

Page 38: The first shingle mill;

Pages 38-39: How the house he was raised in had been built;

Pages 39-40: Fishing;

Page 41: Camping;

Pages 41-42: Wood rats;

Pages 42-43: A bear verses dogs fight;

Pages 44-45: A dogs verses wild cats fight, and his brother verses a bear;

Pages 45-46: Coon hunting;

Pages 47-48: Johnny Louise verses a horse;

Page 48: The early settlers of Issaquah and their homesteads;

Page 49: Coal claims; the Seattle Coal & Iron Company; the
Seattle, Lakeshore & Eastern Railroad; and the first school in Issaquah;

Page 50: The Wold family, and the layout of Issaquah;

Pages 51-52: The Wold property, Isaac Cooper and his saloon (1st building in Issaquah), and stories of Native Americans, including how they only accepted silver money;

Page 52: Thomas Francis and the Bellevue Hotel;

Page 53: How property was bought and sold;

Page 54: The railroad, Bill Taylor - 1st County Commissioner in King County, and gravel roads;

Pages 55-56: Gypsum and squibs in the coal mines;

Pages 56-57: The Hudson Bay Company, and the Chinook language;

Page 58: The Chinook language, and Champion Charlie and other Native Americans;

Page 59: "Dimmel," the Indian Louis family, and other stories of Native Americans;

Page 60: The Chinook language, and "Sound Indians;"

Page 61: The Snoqualmie tribe, and differences in canoes;

Page 62: Wars between Native American tribes; the legend of how Native Americans canoed over the Snoqualmie Falls to their deaths, and baseball - Issaquah vs. Fall City;

Page 63: His father prospecting for gold;

Pages 64-65: Bees, and how one man learned to drive a Model T.
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Subjects Alcohol
Bars & Saloons
Beaver Lake
Bellevue Hotel
Black Diamond
Casto Cabin
Chinese Hop Pickers, Attack on
Fall City
Farming, General
Fish and Fisheries
Goode's Corner
Hops Farming
Issaquah Creek
Issaquah High School
Issaquah History
Issaquah, Town of
Lake Sammamish
Languages, Native American
Lumber Mill
Mine, Newcastle
Native Americans
North Bend
Pickering Family
Pioneers and Settlers
Population Growth
Post Office
Race Relations
Raging River
Rural Life
Sammamish Indians
Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Shingle Mill
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Tribe
Squak Valley
Steam Donkey
Streets and Roads
Tibbetts Family
Tolle Anderson Farm
Wold Family
People Adams, John P.
Anderson, John
Anderson, Tolle
Anderson, Tony
Andrews, Lyman Beach
Birch, Ted
Bogdan, Martin
Boyce, Alice
Boyce, Jerry
Burke, "Judge"
Burke, Thomas
Bush, ?
Bush, Andrew Jackson
Bush, Jack
Bush, John
Bush, William "Tap"
Carson, Doc
Casto, Abigail Bonser
Casto, William
Cherry, Thomas
Cooper, Isaac
Creswick, Olifard (?)
Darst, Emily Bush
Davis, George
Drylie, Thomas F.
Francis, Thomas Sr.
Furnell, Sevilla Wilson Pickering

Gibson, William Elry
Goldmyer, Rebecca Spray
Graham, Jim
Halstead, John
Indian Jack
Jones, Jacob Jr.
Jones, Jacob Sr.
Jones, Mary Anderson Settem
Jones, Sam
Kellogg, Miss
Leitz, ?
Louie, "Indian" Jonnie
Louie, Charlie
Louie, Louie
Louie, Mary
McCloskey, Peter Sr.
McNamee, ?
Monohon, ?
Moore, Lawrence
Ned, Dutch
Ohm, Jacob Ned
Payne, Fred
Pickering, William Sr.
Pickering, WIlliam Wilson
Prue, Samantha Bush Wold
Rasher, ?
Rich, Isaac P.
Seaman, Louie
Sloan, Thomas
Smith, Charlie
Stewart, Wilford
Taylor, Bill
Tibbetts, George Washington
Wold, Ingebright
Wold, Lars
Wold, Peter
Woodin, Ira
Zackuse, Jimmy

Gibson, William Elry
Catalog Number 88.001.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny