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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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