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19th and 20th CENTURY EVENTS AT THE TIME THE WEST SOUND COMMUNITY HALL WAS BUILT AND FIRST USED.

1899

  • Eddie Bauer (1899-1986), inventor of the down parka (patented in 1936), was born on Orcas Island.

1900

The Paris Exposition celebrates the arrival of the 20th century.

J.C. Penny opened his first Golden Rule Store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Frank Baum published "The Wizard of Oz".

Walter Reed determined yellow fever was caused by mosquito bites.

William McKinley is re-elected president.

The following people were born in 1900:

  •     Hyman Rickover
  •     Adlai Stephenson
  •     Eric Fromm
  •     Helen Hayes

1901

Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio transmission.

1902

The first science fiction movie, "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" (A trip To The Moon), is shown. 

1903

The Wright Brothers fly an airplane for fifty-nine seconds.

The movie "The Great Train Robbery" is shown. 

1904

Stainless steel is invented.

1906

The YMCA established a camp on Orcas Island. Originally named "Camp Orcila" in 1924, the spelling was changed to "Orkila" in 1938 when the camp property was officially deeded to the YMCA by Kenneth Colman. 

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