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Originally published in The Issaquah Press, October 24, 1990

Victor and Gustava Sandell, at left, brought their young family to Issaquah in 1888, and built one of the first large family homes in the city in 1889. Their daughter Alma and her husband Evan Watkins, right, lived in the house for many years. That home at the corner of Alder and First Avenue NW was a city landmark for a century. It was torn down last year to make way for a new apartment building. Photos courtesy of Walt Watkins.

Victor and Gustava Sandell, at left, brought their young family to Issaquah in 1888, and built one of the first large family homes in the city in 1889. Their daughter Alma and her husband Evan Watkins, right, lived in the house for many years. That home at the corner of Alder and First Avenue NW was a city landmark for a century. It was torn down last year to make way for a new apartment building. Photos courtesy of Walt Watkins.

Victor and Gustava Sandell were both born in Finland. They arrived in Issaquah in 1888 from Michigan with daughter Ethel and son Frank. Another son and daughter, Samuel and Alma, were born within a few years of their arrival here. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Republican, October 24, 1902

Dr. J.J. Smith

Dr. J.J. Smith

The Seattle Republican feels called upon once more to champion the election of Dr. J.J. Smith, of the Thirtieth senatorial district, to represent that district in the next legislature as state senator, and in doing so it feels that it is championing the cause of a man worthy of any good thing that might be said of him not only by it, but by any other paper or person in King County.

Dr. Smith has lived in this county for the past fifteen years and has proven himself to be an ideal citizen in whatever business or political avocation he may have been called upon to fill by his fellowmen since he has been a resident of this county. Nothing in these columns can be said in his behalf that will be news to the voters of this district, because they all know him and they know him to be none other than the ideal citizen that he has been credited with being ever since he has been among them. (more…)

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