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Des Moines History Time Line
1700-1849 | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 | 1930 | 1940 | 1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000
1930's
1930
  • Pacific Highway South paved (SR 99).
  • Federal Way High School opens.
1931-
1986
  • Covenant Beach Camp on Des Moines creek was operated by the Covenant Church.
1933
  • Aug. 20 - Saltwater State Park dedicated. In 1880 James McSorley homesteaded the area. Previously used as camp resort "Saltwater Grove" by J. Haydn Roberts. Improvements constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company #935 in 1934.
1934
  • June 24 - Des Moines-Zenith Garden Club organized.
  • Gilbert Greenhouse and Sawmill at 3283 S. Star Lake Rd. built.  (This was the second Greenhouse in the Star Lake area)
1934-
1968
  • Spanish Castle dance hall operates on Pacific Highway South at Midway.
1938
  • Midway Post Office June 17, 1938 - May 31, 1965
  • Del Osterhouldt's Texaco Service Station housing first Fire Station established on the northwest corner of Marine View Drive South and South 225th Street.
1939
  • Rose's Highway Inn opened by Rose Wilcox on Pacific Highway South.
  • Nov. 12 - At 11:47 p.m., an earthquake rattles King County. There are no fatalities or injuries reported. The shaking continued until 12:09 a.m.

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