Historical Events


Burlington Public Library, WA


A general collection for a variety of topics pictured or documented.


Historical Events

Items in the Historical Events Collection

Maypole dance
Young women in white dresses dancing and weaving ribbons around the maypole. Thought to be in Burlington, Washington. According to Encyclopedia Britannica 2007 (v. 7; p. 977) the maypole dance is a "ceremonial folk dance performed around a tall pole…

Park Day, Burlington Washington <br /><br />
This photograph is described in the 1916 "Burlington Journal" newspaper article. The photograph depicts the workers in 1906 standing on a giant log after clearing land for a park. It is not clear whether it was Alpha Park or Maiben Park. The text of…

Photographs of the Knutzen Building fire, May, 1956.
Two story 1907 Knutzen Building burned; contained grocery, meat market and hardware on street level and offices of three doctors and one dentist on 2nd level. Financial loss estimated at over $200,000.

Boy Scouts of Burlington Washington
Photographic Postcard of First Boy Scout Troop in Burlington Washington. "In 1914 a Boy Scout group was formed and used the Baptist Church as a meeting place. Mr Earnest Clay, son of Rev. Clay was Scout Master. This group built a two-wheeled hand…