Since San Francisco was a shipping port the people would get their wood from Washington, because they needed the wood for shipping docks and buildings. They would get their wood in Washington because it had big trees and forests.
The deep rivers and the Pacific Ocean were filled with fish. The Natives and pioneers would harvest these fish. They dried these fish then sold and shipped to other cities.
Growth of Agriculture Pt.1
The fishing industry changed when Robert Hume built a plant that used cans and high heat that preserved fish. 30 canneries sold salmon to faraway places in South America and Britain. The fishing industry was quickly exhausted because of over fishing salmon.
Growth of Agriculture Pt.2
In the Puget Sound Lowlands and the Cascade Mountains, miners discovered coal. Coal was used to heat homes and provide power for machines in factories. Discovery of high-quality coal in 1886 in Kittitas County led to the rapid development of the Roslyn Coal Field. Two towns, Roslyn and Cle Elum, sprang up overnight.
I discovered Coal!!!
In Walla Walla farmers grew hops and wheat. Native Americans and White men worked together in the fields. Later Chinese and Hispanic males joined the work force. Apples also became a important crop by the 1900's.
Due to loss of land and water rights, cattlemen had to move to the cascade foothills. The growth of cattle caused conflicts later with Native Americans when the ranchers crossed into Native American lands.