Throughout 2023 we’ll be exploring the origins of area place names. Henderson Boulevard, which flanks Watershed Park in southeast Olympia, is named for developer and city booster Ed Henderson. Henderson developed the nearby Wildwood subdivision. He was a member of the Washington State Legislature and son of Olympia evangelist Harriet Henderson and teacher John L. Henderson Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum, olympiahistory.org.
Foshaug Studios (detail), 1949, Washington State Archives