Where is our Military Road?

Dexter Ave on May 17, 1932

Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant on Queen Anne

http://andymcgeeney.com/professional-training-day-in-ecotherapy/ binäre optionen handelsstrategie Last year Karen Meador, a good friend of the Queen Anne Historical Society, published a delightful pamphlet called Military Road: A Lasting Legacy. In her pamphlet Meador runs the road west of Queen Anne Hill along the beach and mud flats that later welcomed one of Queen Anne’s longest surviving working class operations, Wilson’s Machine Shop.

طرق مجانية لكسب المال Indeed, Meador features the machine shop as if it actually occupies a site on the Military Road which settlers, road builders and surveyors called the Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road. The evidence points, however, to a more eastern route for the Military Road closer to Lake Union.

استراتيجية الخيارات الثنائية Most Seattle citizens recognize the name Military Road as Exit 151 on I-5 at Southcenter or the stretch of road just east of I-5 and Boeing Field. In fact, Indian paths often became wagon roads which eventually became the good roads for automobiles we know today.

opcje binarne najlepsi brokerzy In 1857, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis – yes, that Jefferson Davis — appropriated $35,000 to construct a land route between Fort Steilacoom and Fort Bellingham. In addition to Davis, other Civil War leaders who worked on road construction included, George B. McClellan, Joseph Hooker and Ulysses S. Grant. Military roads were designed to facilitate the movement of troops and even more importantly, travel in remote territories. In the case of Queen Anne’s Civil War era Military Road, it linked important military outposts.

Water crossing between Salmon Bay & Lake Union in 1891
Water crossing between Salmon Bay & Lake Union in 1891

opzione binaria Kaskus Captain W. W. DeLacy began surveying the route with a crew of nine including six Native Americans. Construction of the road began in 1858 under the supervision of Lieutenant George H. Mendell and reached Seattle in October 1860. In 1864, the first telegraph line was strung along the Military Road route. We know this from Meador’s pamphlet and Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works by Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy, published in 1998.

Keflex without presciption Meador’s pamphlet includes a map of the route and marks contemporary buildings that lie on the Military Road. Discovering Wilson Machine Works, one of the neighborhood’s oldest surviving factories, on the map was great news. Who knew we had a pre-Civil War route crossing Queen Anne?