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Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington's Leading-Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003|
Alan J. Stein and the History Link Staff
96 pages, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, over 100 color illus., index, paperback, University of Washington Press / Distributed for History Link
This compact, colorful volume introduces the history of Bellevue, Washington's fifth largest city and unofficial capital of the state's high-tech sector. Far from being a "bedroom community," Bellevue is a vibrant metropolitan center in its own right. The community has pursued a strategy of innovative urban development and social diversification since its incorporation in 1953, and its parks, environmental quality, and growth management policies have
been hailed as national models.
Bellevue Timeline has been designed as a companion to the popular Seattle and King County Timeline as part of Bellevue's "50Fest" celebration.
Alan J. Stein is a History Link staff historian and author of Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington's State Ferries, 1951-2001.
Table of Contents
10,000 BCE~1882: First People
1883~1940: The Changing Landscape
1941~1953: War and Peace
1953~1960: Gracious Living
1961~1970: Bridge Work
1971~1980: Growth and Responsibility
1981~1990: Square Roots
1991~2004: Boom Town