Ever heard of, or maybe used, this website, a "free online encyclopedia of Washington state history?" Below is a snip from that website following a search for "new years day." Sorry it's Seattle but the quotes from the paper for that day are delightful to read.
Go take a looksee for an article/topic of interest to you...... as it pertains to the Evergreen State's history.
"The first day, of the first month, in the first year, in the twentieth century, is here" (The Seattle Times, January 1, 1901, p. 6).
"Those who watched the 'new year in' did something which they will never do again. They witnessed the 'birth of a century'" (The Seattle Times, January 1, 1901, p. 6).
Every whistle, bell, and gun in Seattle greeted the New Year to the full strength of its noisy power. The hour of midnight was clear, the night air still and cold. The result was that the entire city heard what it already knew, that a new Year was born" (The Seattle Times, January 1, 1901, p. 6).