2015 Route Map This route has some significant hills, but I have them included for some of the best bits of town. I think we’ll all walk our bikes at some point, and I would encourage us to break out the tea cups and pour a restorative measure of water to help our constitutions. Here […]Read more "Route Map"
J. J. Donovan House 1201 N. Garden Street John Joseph Donovan was a bit of a visionary. When he came to the Bellingham area in 1888, he served as the chief engineer of the Fairhaven and Southern Railroad. Within 10 years he accomplished a great many things. He platted the town of Fairhaven and constructed […]Read more "J. J. Donovan House"
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, […]Read more "Territorial Courthouse"
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 […]Read more "The Pickett House"
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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