Seattle City Light Skagit Railway Reports, 1926-1943  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Skagit Railway Reports
Dates
1926-1943 (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1208-06
Summary
Financial records of the Skagit Railway
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports on the finances of the Skagit Railway, showing revenues, expenditures and redistributions. Also included are inventories of the contents of the Gorge warehouse, with valuations.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Skagit Railway Reports , Record Series 1208-06. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

1208-06:  Skagit Railway Reports, 1926-1943Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Railroad Reports of Combined Years
1926-1943
1/2
Railroad Reports
1926
1/3
Railroad Reports
1927
1/4
Railroad Reports
1928
1/5
Railroad Reports
1929
1/6
Railroad Reports
1930
1/7
Railroad Reports
1931
1/8
Railroad Reports
1932
1/9
Railroad Reports
1933
1/10
Railroad Reports
1934
1/11
Railroad Reports
1935
1/12
Railroad Reports
1936
1/13
Railroad Reports
1937
1/14
Railroad Reports
1938
1/15
Railroad Reports
1939
1/16
Railroad Reports
1940
1/17
Railroad Reports
1941
1/18
Inventory of Skagit Warehouse
1927
1/19
Inventory of Skagit Warehouse
1930
1/20
Gorge Inventory
1937
1/20
Warehouse Inventories
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mountain railroads--Washington--Skagit County
  • Skagit River Hydroelectric Project
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Seattle (Wash.). Lighting Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Skagit County (Wash.)