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1911 - January 3 - Mrs. Hilda Willponene is first woman in Aberdeen to register to vote.

1911 - June 13 - Rock for new Grays Harbor jetty arrives.

1911 - June 26 - First two whales brought in to American Pacific Whaling Plant at Stanford Point.

1911 - September 23 - Railroad Day in Aberdeen as Chehalis River railroad bridge opens.

1911 - October 10 - First annual Chehalis County Fair opens.

1911 - November 1 - Tug Phoenix total wreck at Queets River.

1912 - January - 1911 total lumber output was 600,000,000 feet.

1912 - May 23 - First car arrives at Lake Quinault.

1912 - November 6 - Sternwheeler Harbor Belle gets a plank stuck in the wheel, drifts into a snag and sinks near Montesano.

1912 - December 28 - British Bark Torrisdale hits jetty and is beached.

1913 - January 31 - Olympia-Grays Harbor canal proposed.

1913 - February 1 - Electric Building opens and is illuminated for the first time.

1913 - March 3 - Weir Theater in Aberdeen opens with an all-star Vaudeville Revue.

1913 - March 7 - Oil is discovered in Hoh River area.

1913 - April 18 - John Tornow, "The Wildman of the Wynoochee" is killed.

1913 - April 22 - Aberdeen's wholesale block burns.

1913 - May 5 - Timber cruisers say there is enough timber in the county to build a 30 wide wooden road around the world in wood.

1913 - May 20 - First cranberries to be raised in swamps near beach.

1913 - May 31 - Sixty school children spend the night marooned aboard the Kennewick on Vincent sandspit opposite Grays Harbor City.

1913 - September - Oil companies begin drilling near Taholah.

1913 - October 12 - A big storm hits Harbor with 90 mph winds.

1914 - September 12 - Grays Harbor Country Club opens.

1914 - November 4 - Grays Harbor county goes dry.

1915 - March 15 - Chehalis County renamed Grays Harbor County.

1915 - April 10 - The new Aberdeen Post Office opens; built in 79 days.

1915 - June 29 - Schooner Annie Larsen found loaded with guns and ammo but no manifests or customs papers.

1916 - January 26 - Snow storms close all the logging camps.

1916 - May 21 - "Birth of a Nation" opens at the Grand Theater with a 30 piece orchestra.

1916 - July 31 - The Oregon, the first ship built in Aberdeen in 8 years, is launched.

1916 - August 14 - Martha Benn, wife of Aberdeen's founder, passes away at age 72.

1916 - November 20 - Fifty gallons of whiskey and beer seized on the steamer Quinault.



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