Owner State of Washington Established 1903; re-established 2014
Purpose Settlement
Status Inhabited — population ca. 3,000
Affiliation The Guardians

Before the war, Snoqualmie was a small, rural city of some 10,000 residents, known for its scenic, recreational, and historical attractions. In the wake of the November 2013 EMP, faced with the failure of logistical networks, a lack of governmental support, and consequent famine and desperation, the vast majority of inhabitants fled or perished. However, unlike most outlying polities in the Dead Zone, Snoqualmie was graced with the opportunity for revival when the Guardians moved in, negotiating an agreement with the stubborn holdouts still clinging to the town. In the years since, refugees have trickled in from the hinterlands, brought by rumor and hope to what has been made an island of order in a sea of reverted wilderness. Of late, that trickle has all but dried up, and the town stabilized at around 3,000 inhabitants — considerably smaller than during its heyday, but remarkable for the broken west.


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Inhabited Areas

Resettlement has centered on Snoqualmie Ridge, a 1,300 acre master-planned community completely built-out in the 1990s. In addition to being newer construction, the community was designed to be walkable and to integrate green spaces throughout, many of which have been converted into gardens. Historic Snoqualmie, immediately to the east, is sparsely occupied, chiefly by those who work in the hydroelectric plant and other city services or on farms to the southeast. Snoqualmie Reservation, forming the southern point of a triangle with the two parts of Snoqualmie city, remains inhabited by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.


Snoqualmie operates under a five-person elected city council that determines policies and legislation and a professional city manager who sees to policy implementation and the overall administration of city affairs. The mayor is selected from among the council members, acts as chairman of meetings, and handles public communications, but has no greater authority than any other councillor. City business is conducted out of the former Club at Snoqualmie Ridge rather than city hall or other historical municipal buildings.


  • Electricity: Service intact. Provided by a subterranean hydroelectric powerplant and generators dating as far back as the 1900s.
  • Water: Service intact. Provided by wellfields and mountain springs.
  • Natural gas: No service.
  • Phone/Internet: No service.
  • Transport: Gasoline supply is very limited, and mostly reserved to Guardian use, backup generators, and some public service applications.
  • Airstrip: A ~4000' stretch of Snoqualmie Parkway on the southeast edge of Snoqualmie Ridge doubles as makeshift airstrip for small craft.
    • Fisher Creek Playground by the western end has been set up as hangar
  • Agriculture, hunting, and fishing are prominent
  • So is logging although demand is relatively low (only one town to supply)
  • Extensive integration of Evolved into industrial and professional activities as suits their abilities and inclinations
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