“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Whatcom County Washington Historical Markers

Old Telegraph Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, October 29, 2012
Old Telegraph Road Marker
Washington (Whatcom County), Bellingham — Old Telegraph Road
Penetrating northward through this point, toward wilderness areas of British Columbia and Alaska, a telegraph line was partially built in 1865-1867 to connect New York with London via the Bering Strait Cable and a line across Russia. A single-wire . . . — Map (db m60818) HM
Washington (Whatcom County), Bellingham — Pickett Bridge
First built in 1857 as a Military Bridge by Captain George E. Pickett — Map (db m53921) HM
Washington (Whatcom County), Bellingham — Washington State's Oldest Brick BuildingWashington Territorial Court House — 1308 E Street
Washington Territorial Court House 1308 E Street Bellingham Washington Washington State's oldest brick building, built in 1858 with bricks made in Philadelphia and shipped around Cape Horn. Erected as a combination store, commission . . . — Map (db m53542) HM
Washington (Whatcom County), Point Roberts — Point Roberts Boundary MarkerThe Evergreen State
One mile west stands a granite obelisk, the first of a series of similar markers along the 49th parallel, defining the Canadian-American line from the Strait of Georgia to the summit of the Rocky Mountains. The official survey, begun at Point . . . — Map (db m60819) HM

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