Boehms Candies has been turning out delicious treats, and giving out generous community support since 1956 when Julius Boehm built his candy manufacturing facility, Boehms Edelweiss Chalet. Who was Julius Boehm? How did his Swiss Chalet and candy come to Issaquah?
Last week’s In This Valley related the early history of firefighting in Issaquah, including two famous fires. In part two we learn about a third fire, and examine our local firefighting agency of today.
Citizens in the Issaquah School District have a long history of supporting their schools. During the “Boeing Recession” of the l970s, however, school levies all over the state failed in l976 and 1977.
Issaquah was no exception. Levies then needed 60 percent to pass. Though more than 50 percent of Issaquah district’s voters voted yes, the levies failed.