History: First session of the Washington territorial legislature convened 168 years ago

Monday, February 28, 2022

Journal entry for that day

The first session of the WA territorial legislature convened on February 27, 1854. There were only 9 members in the Council (the present-day Senate) and 18 members in the House. Many down-sound legislators arrived in Olympia by canoe.

--Washington state archives


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