Territorial Courthouse

Territorial Courthouse 1308 E Street First Brick Building north of San Francisco stands in Bellingham. The Firm of T.G. Richards ordered the building to be built in 1858 as a general store, bank and warehouse to serve settlers in the area. Construction costs stood at $8000. Following the end of the Fraser River Gold Rush, […]

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The Pickett House

The Pickett House 910 Bancroft Street In the years before he gained fame on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg during Pickett’s Charge, Capt. George E. Pickett spent several years in the vicinity of what would later become the City of Bellingham. Pickett was responsible for offering security and protection to settlers in the area […]

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Bicycles and bustles

Originally posted on La Velocipedienne:
While there are still not many sources for functional, relatively fashionable clothing for women who bike, I’m generally quite relieved that I am not trying to bike in the nineteenth century. While things did get a bit better by the 1890s, the first women to ride bicycles in 1868 had…

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