Shaper of Seattle

Reginald Heber Thomson's Pacific Northwest
Wilson, William H. (Book - 2009)
Shaper of Seattle
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¿His achievements are woven into Seattle and the surrounding region so durably that they are taken for granted even as Puget Sound, Lake Washington, and Mount Rainier.¿¿Roy O. Hadley Despite Seattle¿s dismal condition upon his 1881 arrival, a young, ambitious, and educated Reginald Heber Thomson recognized the fledgling city¿s potential. Throughout the following decades, his dedicated guidance produced a workable sewage system, a clean, reliable water supply, regraded streets, and more. "Shaper of Seattle" recounts the life and work of an extraordinary man and his devotion to the Emerald City.
Authors: Wilson, William H. (William Henry), 1935-
Title: Shaper of Seattle
Reginald Heber Thomson's Pacific Northwest
Publisher: Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, c2009
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Boyhood and adolescence in Indiana
Young manhood in California
Early years in Seattle
Thomson's work in context
The sewers
Cedar River water system
The regrades
Railroads, lighting, and the ship canal
Public and private life of an engineer
Port Commission, Strathcona Park, the Times, and Sun
Politics, consulting, and family
Return to city engineering and the fight with J.D. Ross
More engineering and the later years
"R.H." : the meaning of a busy life
ISBN: 0874223016
Branch Call Number: 628.092 T386W 2009
Statement of Responsibility: William H. Wilson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-223) and index
Subject Headings: Seattle (Wash.) Buildings, structures, etc. History Municipal engineering Washington (State) Seattle History Public works Washington (State) Seattle History Municipal engineers United States Biography Thomson, Reginald Heber, 1856-1949
Topical Term: Municipal engineering
Public works
Municipal engineers
LCCN: 2009016161
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