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150 years of working for you King County Sesquicentennial - 1852-2002
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1860

  • Population of King County is 305 residents.
  • Military Road is completed between Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River and Seattle.

1863
  • First annual fair of the King County Agricultural Society is held.

1866
  • County engages in flood control when the county commissioners appropriate $400 for turning water from the Cedar River away from the County Road.

1867
  • County builds its first bridge. The bridge crosses the Black River near modern-day Tukwila.

1869
  • City of Seattle is re-incorporated after an earlier attempt at incorporation in 1865 that was repealed in 1867. Henry Atkins is the city's first mayor.

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Updated: July 11, 2002

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