Bellingham


Bellingham
/bel"ing ham'/, n.
1. a seaport in NW Washington. 45,794.
2. a city in E Massachusetts. 14,300.

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      city, seat (1854) of Whatcom county, northwestern Washington, U.S. Located 18 miles (29 km) south of the Canadian border, it is situated along Bellingham Bay (named in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver (Vancouver, George) for Sir William Bellingham) on the northern edge of Puget Sound. The site was settled in 1852, when Captain Henry Roeder built a sawmill at the lower Whatcom Falls. Coal-mining operations began in 1854, and the bay was a temporary “staging area” for the ill-fated Fraser River gold rush (1857–58). Four communities (Whatcom, New Whatcom, Sehome, and Fairhaven) known as the Bellingham Bay Settlements were established by the 1880s. In 1904 they had merged to form the present city of Bellingham.

      With railroad connections and improved harbour facilities, Bellingham's timber-pulp operations, fish canneries, and pleasure-boat building industries developed. Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is near Bellingham, which is also a gateway to the San Juan Islands. Western Washington University was founded in Bellingham in 1893 and Whatcom Community College in 1967. The Whatcom Museum of History and Art, housed in four buildings, contains documents and artifacts relating to area history. The Lummi Indian Reservation is 5 miles (8 km) northwest of the city. Pop. (1990) city, 52,179; Bellingham MSA, 127,780; (2000) city, 67,171; Bellingham MSA, 166,814.

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