|The first settlers came to Bothell, Washington in the early 1870's seeking homesteads along the marshy Squak Slough, or Sammamish River. Logging quickly became an integral part of life in Bothell and a community developed. The Bothell Historical Museum is housed in the 1893 William Hannan house. Each room in the two-story house has been restored and furnished with turn-of-the-century items. Bothell's First Schoolhouse, located just behind the house, is a typical one-room school for grades 1-8. A bell tower is nearby. The Beckstrom Log Cabin, adjacent to the museum, was built in 1885, with hand-hewn logs and housed a pioneer family of ten. The buildings compliment the many historic amenities in the park, such as the gazebo, arched foot bridge and walkways.