The Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858
attracted more than 10,000 people to the
area and later it was lumber that drew even more people to settle in the
Bellingham area. Bellingham once had trolleys running from Fairhaven to downtown
Bellingham, and down Electric Avenue to Silver Beach where there was once an
amusement park with a rollercoaster and Ferris wheel called White City.
Other nearby cities in Whatcom county
Blaine, Ferndale, Everson, & the Dutch community of Lynden.