• Creator
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818-1862
  • Created Date
  • 1857
  • Description
  • Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes in this document a report describing a plan to construct a road from the Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Pass that would connect to an existing road between Fort Walla Walla and Fort Benton. This document was most likely written between 1857 and 1859. Stevens lists the benefits of such a road, including proximity to gold mines, aid to the military as the route was used heavily during the Yaki... more
    Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes in this document a report describing a plan to construct a road from the Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Pass that would connect to an existing road between Fort Walla Walla and Fort Benton. This document was most likely written between 1857 and 1859. Stevens lists the benefits of such a road, including proximity to gold mines, aid to the military as the route was used heavily during the Yakima War (1855-56), settlement of the area in the Yakima Valley near the road and ease of defense between the areas west and east of the Cascade Mountains. Stevens believes that the brunt of construction would be done between the Puget Sound and Snoqualmie Pass as the area has many streams and thick forests. He suggests that connecting the road to the Fort Benton-Walla Walla Road in the Yakima Valley is the best choice, but also believes the road could connect by crossing the Columbia River at Points Rapids. To fund this project, Stevens... less
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