GREETINGS FROM SNOQUALMIE PASS

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Travelers first started crossing Snoqualmie Pass by rail and automobile just over 100 years ago. Many of these travelers stopped at roadside stands to purchase a postcard to send home to family and friends. Today, many of these vintage postcards have survived and are in the hands of collectors. In all, there are 243 pages with nearly 250 historic postcards and vintage photographs that have been used to tell a visual story of the history of Snoqualmie Pass.

 

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Travelers first started crossing Snoqualmie Pass by rail and automobile just over 100 years ago. Many of those travelers stopped at roadside stands to purchase a postcard or two, to send home to family and friends. Today, many of these vintage postcards have survived and are in the hands of collectors. These vintage postcards depict nearly every aspect of crossing Snoqualmie Pass or of those who came during the winter to ski or just enjoy a little fun in the snow. The postcard views used in this work are often referred to as Real Photo Postcards, or RPPC. Early photographers favored this type of card as they provided an outlet for their photographic work. The real photo postcards found in this work start with the completion of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railroad over Snoqualmie Pass in 1909 and continue with the completion of the Sunset Highway in 1915. These historic images cover a time span of approximately 40 years, from 1910 to 1950. Readers will note that many of the postcard views are from the collection of John Cooper, one of the premier postcard collectors of Washington State.  These postcards images depict a time that is vastly different than that of today and will provide hours of enjoyment for readers and historians alike.  There are 243 pages in all with nearly 250 historic postcards and vintage photographs.  All have been assembled to tell a visual story of the history of Snoqualmie Pass that will be of interest to readers and historians alike.

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Lake Keechelus Inn

Summit Inn

Denny Creek Inn

Summit Garage

Holden Hotel

Rockdale

Hyak

Laconia

Northbend

Snoqualmie Summit

Snoqualmie Pass

Hi Valley Garage

Sunset Highway

Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound RR

Camp Mason

Denny Creek Campground

John Juleen

John Boyd Ellis

Alex J. M. Holzman

Chartrand’s Log Cabin Lunchroom

Cabin City Inn

Sunset Lodge

Kachess Lodge

Guye Peak

Denny Mountain

Snoqualmie Mountain

E. J. Siegrist

Laurence Denny Lindsley

Tally Ho Ski-Boggan

Milwaukee Ski Bowl

Milwaukee Railroad

National Ski Patrol

Beaver Lake

Government Hill

Yellowstone Trail

 

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