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History of Centralia, Washington, USA

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Centralia, Washington, USA

Centralia, Washington, was founded in 1875 by George Washington, the son of a black slave, and a jack-of-all-trades who journeyed to the Pacific Northwest to create a new life.

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  • February 3, 1886 - Centralia is incorporated


  • 1895 - Centralia
    Centralia, a post-village of Lewis co., Washington, 5 miles by rail N. of Chehalis. It has 7 churches, 3 banks, 1 daily and 2 weekly newspaper...Read MORE...


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    Bird's-eye View, Centralia, Wash.
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    Tower Avenue, Centralia, Wash.
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  • Centralia, Washington, USA
    South School, Centralia, Wash.
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  • News 1910 - Bad Flood In Centralia - Washington City Three Feet Under Water, Slides Bar Trains.
    Tacoma, March 2. - All the business section of Centralia, Wash., is inundated by about three feet of water, caused by the overflow of China Creek....Read MORE...


  • News 1915 - Boy’s Injured by Cap Explosion.
    CENTRALIA, Wash., June 5. — (Special.) — As the result of the explosion of a dynamite cap with which they were playing, Harvey Omeg, the young son of ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Centralia, a banking oity of Lewis co., Wash., on the Northern Pacific R., 4 miles N. of Chehalis. It has important lumber interests. Pop. in 1900,...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - November 11 - Centralia Massacre (Armistice Day Riot)
    During a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day, a conflict occurred between the American Legion and workers who were members of...Read MORE...




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Bird's-eye View, Centralia, Wash.
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Tower Avenue, Centralia, Wash.
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South School, Centralia, Wash.
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  • February 3, 1886 - Centralia is incorporated
  • 1895 - Centralia
    Centralia, a post-village of Lewis co., Washington, 5 miles by rail N. of Chehalis. It has 7 churches, 3 banks, 1 daily and 2 weekly newspaper... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Bad Flood In Centralia - Washington City Three Feet Under Water, Slides Bar Trains.
    Tacoma, March 2. - All the business section of Centralia, Wash., is inundated by about three feet of water, caused by the overflow of China Creek.... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - Boy’s Injured by Cap Explosion.
    CENTRALIA, Wash., June 5. — (Special.) — As the result of the explosion of a dynamite cap with which they were playing, Harvey Omeg, the young son of ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Centralia, a banking oity of Lewis co., Wash., on the Northern Pacific R., 4 miles N. of Chehalis. It has important lumber interests. Pop. in 1900,... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - November 11 - Centralia Massacre (Armistice Day Riot)
    During a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day, a conflict occurred between the American Legion and workers who were members of... Read MORE...

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