NORTH WEST LOGGING HISTORY
BOTHELL Washington; DEPOT
In 1888, Seattle entrepreneurs Daniel Hunt Gilman and Thomas Burke built their Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad through Bothell to the coal mines in Issaquah.
The railroad depot was at first a boxcar a little down the river at Wayne.
In 1890, the structure was loaded onto a flatcar and deposited on the south bank of the river at Bothell.
As everywhere else, the railroad was a boon to the growth of Bothell and the town grew along Main Street and along 1st Avenue.
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