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Title Ruth Mohl
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 2006/10/11
Year Range from 2006
Year Range to 2006
Narrator's name Mohl, Ruth
Interviewer McLeod, Maria
Description 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.
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Subjects Architecture
Business History
Clark Elementary School
Country Mouse
Gilman Boulevard
Gilman Village
Grocery Store
Highway 10
Historic Preservation
Issaquah Creek
Issaquah, Town of
Retail Store
Social and Personal Activity
Streets and Roads
Sunset Way/Sunset Highway
Tony & Johnny's
Wold Family
People Anderson, Kerry
Anderson, Ralph
Anderson, Ruth Johns
Barouh, Aaron
Baylis, El
Bullitt, Stimson
Culver, A. J.
Flintoft, James William
Good, Alice
Good, Don
Gray, Marilyn
Gray, Robert A.
Haag, Rich
Konarski, Betty
Mohl, Ellen
Mohl, Lucy
Mohl, Marvin
Mohl, Ruth
Paul, Stephen
Rowley, George W. Jr. "Skip"
Rowley, George W., Sr.
Starkey, Lindsey
Thompson, Bob
Thompson, Kay
Wold, Andrew
Wright, Bagley
Catalog Number 2006.056.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny