History

Committee Information

Pat Brodin, Committee Chair, Bob Moorhead, and John Carpita are your Chapter History Committee. Together, we strive to make Washington State History come alive through our biannual conference presentations and Chapter PUBLICWorks Magazine articles. We also strive to maintain our Chapter history. We invite you to join us.

We focus on public works infrastructure in our biannual presentations. Topics have included: Transportation as History, a survey of Statewide transportation networks from the 1860s; Tale of the Tower, a history of railroads in Spokane; Bridging the Columbia, a history of the first (and still standing) bridge across the Columbia River at Vancouver; and our latest presentation - Grand Coulee Dam - From Jackrabbits to Electricity.  These presentations (and more) are available on the History Committee web pages.Note the links below. 

 

History Committee Conference Presentations
Conference/Date Location Topic
Fall 2014 Wenatchee Transportation as History
Fall 2015 Yakima Road Builders Theater
Spring 2016 Vancouver Bridging the Columbia: 100 Years Young
Fall 2016 Spokane Tale of the Tower
Spring 2017 Tacoma A Commencement Bay Journey
Fall 2017 Kennewick Three Rivers of the Tri-Cities
Spring 2018 Vancouver Columbia River Navigation
Fall 2018 Wenatchee Grand Coulee Dam: From Jackrabbits to Electricity
Spring 2019 Tacoma  
Spring 2020 Vancouver  
Fall 2020 Spokane  

Interested in buying a copy of Building Washington, the Chapter's award winning 424 page public works history resource? Click HERE.

    Total Member : 4
  • Mr. Patrick Brodin
  • Mr. John W. Carpita
  • Mr. Robert W. Moorhead, PE
  • Mrs. Lorelei Williams, PE
003 Spring 2016_Bridging_the_Columbia.pdf 003 Spring 2016_Bridging_the_Columbia.pdf
005 Spring 2017 -Commencement Bay Journey.pdf 005 Spring 2017 -Commencement Bay Journey.pdf
007 Spring 2018  Columbia River B.pdf 007 Spring 2018 Columbia River B.pdf
001 Fall 2014 - Transportation as History Final.pdf 001 Fall 2014 - Transportation as History Final.pdf
004 Fall 2016 -Tale of the Tower.pdf 004 Fall 2016 -Tale of the Tower.pdf
006 Fall 2017 - Three Rivers - Washington_FINAL.pdf 006 Fall 2017 - Three Rivers - Washington_FINAL.pdf
002 Fall 2015 - The Maryhill Loops RoadBuilders Script.pdf 002 Fall 2015 - The Maryhill Loops RoadBuilders Script.pdf
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