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The militia to disarm all belligerent parties

The “News” correspondent describes the true state of affairs at Gilman—No outbreak probable

Originally published in the Tacoma Daily News, July 3, 1891

State militiamen pose on what is now Issaquah’s East Sunset Way. The Bellevue Hotel is in the background of what was then called Gilman, after Daniel Gilman, who helped open King County’s resource-rich hinterlands to industrial development in the late 1880s by building the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad. (<a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/militiamen-in-issaquah-ca-1891/" target="_blank">Pacific NW Magazine</a>, June 15, 2012)

State militiamen pose on what is now Issaquah’s East Sunset Way. The Bellevue Hotel is in the background of what was then called Gilman, after Daniel Gilman, who helped open King County’s resource-rich hinterlands to industrial development in the late 1880s by building the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad. (Pacific NW Magazine, June 15, 2012)

Troop B has been ordered to the front.

Yellow chevrons and clanking sabers glisten in the air.

An order was received by Captain Ashton today requiring him to report at Seattle tonight at 10 o’clock with his full command to await further orders.

An orderly rode about the streets this afternoon at breakneck speed notifying the members of the command to report at the armory at 6 p.m., not in full uniform but in heavy marching order, with blankets and full camp equipments.

Some members were inclined to be a little mutinous. They had no objections to being ordered to appear almost anywhere and everywhere in full uniform, but to be robbed of their glorious yellow pompoms—that smacked altogether too much of war. (more…)

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