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1890 Census shows 9,325 people residing in Chehalis County.
1890 - June - The Washingtonian issues first weekly edition.
1890 - August 15 - Hotel Hoquiam opens.
1890 - November 14 - Olympia named capitol of Washington State.
1890 - December 5 - First brick building in county nears completion in Montesano.
1891 - January 16 - Northern Pacific Railroad reaches Montesano.
1891 - RAILROAD TO ABERDEEN STORY
1891 - August 7 - 1,400 wharf running from shore to the wrecked Abercorn nears completion to begin salvaging railroad steel.
1894 - Citizens of Aberdeen band together to lay railroad into town with rail salvaged from the Abercorn. Sam Benn gives a lot for each man who donates 10 days labor on the railroad. 160 lots were given away.
1895 - January 15 - First train (carry gravel for the track) arrives in Aberdeen.
1895 - April 1 - 700 people and a brass band gather in Aberdeen to celebrate the arrival of the first passenger train.
1897 - August 23 - Cornerstone laid for Westport lighthouse.
1898 - June 30 - Westport Lighthouse is put into service.