Researching the Roadside: travel & tourism in the Pacific Northwest
TITLE: Snoqualmie Pass
DESCRIPTION: Photographed by Asahel Curtis in 1911. Back of photo reads: "Early history records the use of a road over Snoqualmie Pass by the Hudson's Bay Company and the Hilkes Expedition in 1841, but this appears to have been over Yakima Pass at the head of the Cedar. Chief Saniwa took Arthur Denny, J.W. Borst and Wm. Perkins across Snoqualmie in 1865 which appears to be the first time the pass was visited by white man. They reported favoring the pass for a road and Perkins built it in 1865 & 67 and emigrant wagons crossed in the later year. (written next to this line - As proof of the use of this route). C.B. Morse found the wheel of an imigrant (sic) wagon in the Cedar valley above the lake in 1895 and Mr. R.H. Thomsen found traces of the road and the camps as late as 1902. With the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad interest in wagon roads declined and the Snoqualmie remained little better than a trail for many decades."
MEDIA TYPE: Photograph
ITEM NUMBER/NEGATIVE NUMBER: UW13584