Special Reports

Entertainers' trail through Bellingham

1888Poet and author Ella Higginson moves to the town of Sehome with her husband, Russell.

1895Mark Twain, author and humorist, stays at the Fairhaven Hotel.

1934The Gumm Sisters perform at Mount Baker Theatre. In 1935, Frances Gumm changed her name to Judy Garland and signed her first contract with MGM.

1935Clark Gable and Loretta Young film "Call of the Wild" at Mount Baker.

1958Country performer Loretta Lynn debuts her singing career at Delta Grange hall.

1974Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Dillard moves here, twice, to teach at Western Washington University. Her 1992 novel "The Living" provides a fictionalized account of pioneering days on Bellingham Bay.