Shaper of Seattle: Reginald Heber Thomson's Pacific Northwest (Paperback)

Reginald Heber Thomson's Pacific Northwest

By William H. Wilson, Jr.

Washington State University Press, 9780874223019, 231pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009



Despite Seattle's dismal infrastructure upon his 1881 arrival, a young, ambitious, and educated Reginald Heber Thomson recognized the fledgling city's potential. Throughout the following decades, his dedicated guidance produced a clean, reliable water supply, a workable sewage system, regraded streets, and more. Shaper of Seattle recounts the life and work of an extraordinary man and his devotion to the Emerald City.