1888 – 1889


March 20 – Aberdeen incorporated.

May 27 – Presbyterian church in Aberdeen is dedicated.

 September – Old Tiger hand pumper arrives in Aberdeen. It was built in 1853 and brought around the Horn to San Francisco where it had operated for many years.

November 23 – The phone line from Olympia to Hoquiam is complete and will be in operation as soon as the instruments arrive.


April 13 – Clearing starts for Grays Harbor City. Founded by George Washington Hunt as a railroad terminus, it has a 6,600 foot wharf.

July 31 – Aberdeen Weekly Bulletin issues first edition.

November 11 – Washington admitted as 42nd state of the Union.