|Collection||Oral History Collection|
|Year Range from||2006|
|Year Range to||2006|
|Narrator's name||Mohl, Ruth|
Transcript of Ruth Mohl oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on October 11, 2006.
Ruth Mohl, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 10/11/2006. Ruth Mohl discusses how she and her husband settled in Issaquah, and her husband's creation of Gilman Village.
In this interview with Ruth Mohl recorded on October 11, 2006. Ruth Mohl describes:
Page 1: How she taught journalism at the University of Washington, and her husband Marvin had a law office in Seattle;
Page 2: KING-TV, KING-FM, the Logan Building, and Harbor Steps;
Pages 3-4: Her first impressions of Issaquah;
Page 5: How she helped Marvin in his law office on Saturdays, and their daughters - Ellen and Lucy;
Page 6: How Marvin created the Sycamore neighborhood;
Page 7: Their first home in Issaquah;
Page 8: The Hi-Lo Shopping Center (now Gilman Square);
Page 9: Marvin's relationship with Mayor Flintoft;
Page 10: Friends, and the Sycamore Bridge;
Page 11: Her pond, and changes in Issaquah Creek;
Page 12: How not all of the Sycamore neighborhood is part of the sewer lines;
Pages 13-16: The creation of Gilman Village;
Pages 17-18: Moving the buildings for Gilman Village, and the opposition to its creation;
Page 18: How they had to rebuild to code keeping the historic features;
Page 19: The acquisition of the Schombers home;
Pages 20-21: Her daughter Ellen's restaurant;
Pages 22-23: Tenant selection, Betty Kanarski, and various shops and owners;
Page 24: Memoirs of Marvin, and her roles in the community;
Page 25: "Make Issaquah Beautiful" committee;
Page 26: Her daughter Lucy's career with KING-TV and the Seattle Times, Bob Gray as a social activist, and her husband's idea for a bed-and-breakfast;
Page 27: Gilman Village's country-wide press coverage;
Page 28: Awards received for Gilman Village, and how new buildings should be compatible;
Page 29: Skyport, and the Costco world headquarters;
Page 30: The bypass and underpass (I-90), and how she'd be classified as the owner of Gilman Village.
Clark Elementary School
Issaquah, Town of
Social and Personal Activity
Streets and Roads
Sunset Way/Sunset Highway
Tony & Johnny's
Anderson, Ruth Johns
Culver, A. J.
Flintoft, James William
Gray, Robert A.
Rowley, George W. Jr. "Skip"
Rowley, George W., Sr.