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Olympia, WA TidbitsThe peninsula currently known as Olympia was once known as Cheetwoot, which translates from the Coastal Salish Indian language into the black bear place and is located on the southernmost point of Puget Sound. For numerous generations prior to an American community being established, the Coastal Salish Indians inhabited the area.
For several of Coastal Salish Indian tribes, such as the Squaxin, Duwamish, and the Nisqually, the end of what is currently known as Budd Inlet was a favorite shellfish gathering location. There exists evidence the Northwest tribal custom known as potlatches, in which tribal leaders shared their wealth with neighboring tribal groups, were held both west and east of the Inlet close to Olympia.
In 1792, a man named Peter Puget, and a crew from the British Vancouver Expedition arrived in the region. In 1841, under a Lieutenant named Charles Wilkes, the US Exploring Expedition arrived in the area and in honor of a member of the expedition named Midshipman Thomas Budd he named the waterfront bay Budd Inlet.
Two men named Edmund Sylvester and Levi Smith were the first American pioneers in the area and claimed the location for the new settlement in 1846. They named it after Mr. Smith and called it Smithster or Smither, which was changed to Smithfield sometime later. In 1850, the settlement officially platted by Mr. Sylvester and a man who was a local resident named Isaac Ebey recommended the name Olympia to recognize the majestic Olympic Mountains and the name of the settlement was subsequently changed to Olympia. Mr. Sylvester, who was a native from Maine, laid out the new settlement in a New England style with capital grounds, a Masonic hall, property for schools, tree lined streets, and a town square.
By 1853, there were 996 American pioneers that were attracted to the small peninsula as the first access to Puget Sound on the Cowlitz Trail from the Columbia River. In 1851, Olympia welcomed the first Custom House on Puget Sound, and became the county seat for the recently established Thurston County by 1852.
Businesses were established such as services for summertime visitors, hotels, dry docks, boat builders, brickyards, and stores as the population of the pioneers increased during the early 1850's. The residents were supported by the steamboats collectively known as the Mosquito Fleet, which used Puget Sound as a waterway to move passengers, products, and mail because there were only heavily forested trails on the edge of the water in this land.
A lawyer named Daniel Bigelow and his wife named Ann constructed their home in Olympia in an area that overlooked Budd Inlet in 1854. These days, it is one of the oldest building in Washington and is a Museum.
Olympia rapidly became the center of maritime commerce during the middle 1850's, as the result of being developed around the waterfront. Those seeking the opportunities that the capital offered and federal officers flocked to the community, which had the largest population of any community on Puget Sound at one time.
Immigrants from China arrived in the community during the middle 1840's, soon after the first Americans settled Olympia. The first Chinatown in Olympia was located on Fourth Avenue between Main and Columbia where many buildings were the home to lodging for residents, stores, and hand done laundry.
In the early 1850's, the first firefighting unit in Olympia was established and known as Barnes' Hook and Ladder Brigade. In 1865, the first fire engine company, known as the Columbia Number 1, was organized in Washington Territory.
In 1873, a man named William Miller was elected as the first mayor of Olympia. Prior to that, the members of the Town Board chose a Town President annually. The City Marshal named George Savidge, was the first in the history of the community to be officially recommended to be the Chief of Police, one year after achieving statehood in 1890. Olympia had a Town Marshall before 1890. The Olympia Police Department consisted of six patrolmen, a captain, and the chief between 1889 and 1893.
A man named Isaac Stevens, who was the first territorial governor in Washington, appointed Olympia as the capital of the provisional territory in 1853 when the Washington Territory was established. The territorial legislature confirmed the designation in 1855. The year 1859 brought the incorporation of Olympia as a town.
In order to connect the west side with Olympia in 1856, the territorial legislature appointed a board of commissioners to oversee construction of a new bridge in 1856connecting downtown Olympia with the Westside. Lack of funds held up the project until 1868 when Thurston County loaned the City of Olympia $1,500. The first Westside bridge was built the following year.
An especially difficult blow fell when Olympia was bypassed by mainline railroads in the 1870s. City residents had to build their own line to connect with the Northern Pacific mainline at Tenino, which was 15 miles to the south.
Olympia's title of capital was often contested during the early years, and Olympia townspeople fought challenges by Vancouver, Steilacoom, Seattle, Port Townsend and Tacoma for location of the seat of the territory and, later, state government.
In early 1889, Olympia resident and jeweler Charles Talcott was commissioned to create a State seal in time for the convening of the first State legislature in November of the same year. The simple round design with a copy of the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington in the center and the words "The Seal of the State of Washington, in 1889" is still the official seal of Washington State.
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