SPOILERS: The Secret History of Twin Peaks Full Timeline

  • William Clark Makes Contact

    William Clark Makes Contact
    Page 8. William Clark makes initial contact with Twisted Hair of the Nez Perce.
  • William Clark Gets a Map

    William Clark Gets a Map
    Page 9. Twisted Hair gives Clark a map to "a great fall of the water passing through the rocks."
  • Meriwether Lewis Writes to President Jefferson

    Meriwether Lewis Writes to President Jefferson
    Page 11. Lewis writes a letter to President Thomas Jefferson regarding receiving the jade ring from Twisted Hair.
  • Thomas Jefferson Pens Entry on Lewis

    Thomas Jefferson Pens Entry on Lewis
    Page 15. Thomas Jefferson writes a journal entry about Meriwether Lewis' long silence and seeming lunacy once he receives a communication. Lewis seemed to rant and describes a period of time he was away from the main group. This entry is given the date of December first, but the date in the book is simply given as "late 1805 (?)".
  • Meriwether Lewis Appointed Governor

    Meriwether Lewis Appointed Governor
    Page 19. Appointed by Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis began his time as Governor of Upper Louisiana.
  • St. Louis Masonic Lodge Founded

    St. Louis Masonic Lodge Founded
    Page 20. The Missouri Gazette runs a blurb about the St. Louis Masonic Lodge, not Lewis as its first Master.
  • Lewis Arrives at Grinder's Stand

    Lewis Arrives at Grinder's Stand
    Page 24. Lewis arrives at a log cabin lodging known as the Grinder's Stand 70 miles southwest of Nashville, TN.
  • Meriwether Lewis Dies

    Meriwether Lewis Dies
    Page 25. Meriwether Lewis, in possession of the jade ring, dies under mysterious circumstances at the Grinder's Stand, having suffered bullet wounds and blade slashes.
  • James Neely Reports Lewis' Death

    Page 26. Major James Neely writes to Thomas Jefferson to inform him of Lewis' demise.
  • Gold Discovered in Wallowa Valley

    Page 41. White prospectors discover gold in the Wallowa Valley. The date here is listed as January first, but the day of actual discovery, while taking place in 1863, is unclear.
  • Chief Joseph Speaks to His People Before Retreat

    Chief Joseph Speaks to His People Before Retreat
    Page 43. Chief Joseph delivers a speech to his people prior to retreating toward Canada to avoid slaughter in the summer of 1877. The date is listed as June 1, but this event occurred between June and October of that year.
  • General Oliver Howard Contacts Colonel Nelson Miles

    General Oliver Howard Contacts Colonel Nelson Miles
    Page 44. General Oliver Howard contacts Miles to update him on Joseph's retreat toward British Columbia. The date is listed as August first, and while this did occur in August I'm not sure what day.
  • Chief Joseph Surrenders to General Howard

    Chief Joseph Surrenders to General Howard
    Page 46. After a valiant effort and stopping about 30 miles south of the Canadian border, Joseph surrenders to Howard and delivers an epic speech.
  • Journal Discussing Denver Bob and Owl Cave Discovered

    Journal Discussing Denver Bob and Owl Cave Discovered
    Page. 64. A journal containing references to Owl Cave is found by some loggers at an abandoned campsite in 1879 (unsure of the exact date, so Jan. 1 is used here). The journal explicitly mentions the Owl Cave symbol. The journal ended up in a Masonic lodge as opposed to a library or historical society.
  • Chief Joseph Speaks in Lincoln Hall

    Chief Joseph Speaks in Lincoln Hall
    Page 51. Joseph delivers "A Plea for Peace & Equality" to Washington, D.C.
  • John "Liver-Eating" Johnson Dies

    John "Liver-Eating" Johnson Dies
    Page 54. Liver-Eating Johnson, who had assisted in the capture of Chief Joseph, dies.
  • Fire Sweeps Through Young Twin Peaks

    Page 66. The Packards and Martells compete so much the clog the river, which leads to a devastating fire in the town.
  • Chief Joseph Dies

    Chief Joseph Dies
    Page 54. Joseph dies in Washington State at the Colville Indian Reservation.
  • Morgan Jennings Dies

    Page 179. Hank Jennings' great uncle Morgan falls down drunk in Spokane is run over by a beer wagon. Exact date is not known, so 1/1 is used.
  • Andrew Packard is Born

    Andrew Packard is Born
    Page 216. According to his passport, Andrew Packard is born this day.
  • Andrew Packard's "Our Strange Camping Trip" is Published

    Andrew Packard's "Our Strange Camping Trip" is Published
    Page 71. A young Andrew Packard describes an odd Scout camping trip in the Twin Peaks Gazette in which he sees some strange things near Glastonberry Grove.
  • Private Journal Entry by Andrew Packard Discusses Douglas Milford

    Private Journal Entry by Andrew Packard Discusses Douglas Milford
    Page 75. A private journal entry by Packard reveals Dougie's strange experience in the woods and discusses Dougie's removal from the Scouts.
  • Wall Street Crashes

    Wall Street Crashes
    Page 78. The Depression begins after Black Tuesday when Wall Street crashes. Douglas Milford Leaves Twin Peaks.
  • Pearl Harbor is Attacked

    Page 78. Pear Harbor is attacked, drawing the United States into the war.
  • Douglas Milford Enlists in the Air Force

    Douglas Milford Enlists in the Air Force
    Page 79. Due to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Douglas Milford decides to enlist in San Francisco.
  • Douglas Milford Charged with Black Market Trafficking

    Douglas Milford Charged with Black Market Trafficking
    Page 78. Douglas Milford was charged with black market trafficking of stolen Army property while in Guam. Instead of being punished he was offered a "special" assignment. Time listed as November 1944 but no day. First is used as placeholder.
  • L. Ron Hubbard Meets Jack Parsons

    L. Ron Hubbard Meets Jack Parsons
    Page 243. Lt. L. Ron Hubbard, in an interview with Congressman Richard Nixon, describes how meets Jack Parsons. No date is given except August, so 8/1 is used.
  • U.S. Marines Transport Plane Goes Down

    Page 86. A transport plane carrying 32 U.S. marines goes down in bad weather on Mt. Rainier.
  • UFO Sighting in Manitou Spring, CO

    UFO Sighting in Manitou Spring, CO
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Oklahoma City, OK

    UFO Sighting at Oklahoma City, OK
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Maury Island Incident

    Maury Island Incident
    Page 94. Harold Dahl witnesses flying saucers hovering above him near Maury Island (Puget Sound area).
  • Paul Lantz Pubslishes Dahl's Story in Tacoma Times

    Page 87. A reporter named Paul Lantz publishes a story on what Dahl said he saw at Maury Island.
  • UFO Sighting at Greenfield, MA

    UFO Sighting at Greenfield, MA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • The Kenneth Arnold Incident

    The Kenneth Arnold Incident
    Page 86. Kenneth Arnold claims to have seen nine flying saucers flying in formation over southern Washington while searching for a downed U.S. Marines transport plane.
  • UFO Sighting at Maxwell Field, AL

    UFO Sighting at Maxwell Field, AL
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting near White Sands, NM

    UFO Sighting near White Sands, NM
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Bakersfield, CA

    UFO Sighting at Bakersfield, CA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Emil J. Smith Incident

    Emil J. Smith Incident
    Pae 93. Pilot Emil Smith sees flying saucers while flying toward Seattle.
  • Roswell UFO Incident

    Roswell UFO Incident
    Page 80. The Roswell UFO Incident occurs. This date is disputed. William Brazel who initially discovered the debris that became the source of all the theories cites June 14.
  • UFO Sighting at Clay Center, KS

    UFO Sighting at Clay Center, KS
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Fairfield-Suisun, CA

    UFO Sighting at Fairfield-Suisun, CA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Koshkonong, WI

    UFO Sighting at Koshkonong, WI
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at East Troy, WI

    UFO Sighting at East Troy, WI
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Doulgas Milford Interviewed About the Roswell Incident

    Doulgas Milford Interviewed About the Roswell Incident
    Page 81. Corporal Douglas Milford is interviewed about what he saw on July 5th, 1947. He describes seeing debris and possibly some living creatures being cleaned up by high-level military brass.
  • UFO SIghting at Mt. Baldy, CA

    UFO SIghting at Mt. Baldy, CA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Grand Falls, Newfoundland

    UFO Sighting at Grand Falls, Newfoundland
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • UFO Sighting at Harmon Field, Newfoundland

    UFO Sighting at Harmon Field, Newfoundland
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Douglas Milford Interviews Kenneth Arnold

    Douglas Milford Interviews Kenneth Arnold
    Page 88. Douglas Milford and Frederic Nathan (FBI Special Agent) interview Kenneth Arnold about his flying saucer claim in Boise, ID.
  • UFO Sighting at Elmendorf Field, AK

    UFO Sighting at Elmendorf Field, AK
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Douglas Milford Buys a Buick Roadmaster

    Douglas Milford Buys a Buick Roadmaster
    Page 92. Douglas purchases a black 1947 Buick Roadmaster sedan. Image here
  • Paul Lantz Reports on Plane Crash

    Paul Lantz Reports on Plane Crash
    Page 103. Lantz reports in the Tacoma Times about the Army plane crash at Kelso, the plane said to have been carrying metal pieces from an alleged flying saucer at Maury Island to be analyzed in California.
  • Founding of Project Sign

    Page 85. The exact date is unknown to me, but sometimes in late January 1948 Project Sign was officially formed. The book reports September 1947 but what I've seen online suggests January 1948. Milford is said to have worked with Sign. September 1 is used as a placeholder here.
  • UFO Sighting at Twin Peaks, WA

    UFO Sighting at Twin Peaks, WA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Robert Jacoby Covers Einer Jennings' UFO Sighting

    Robert Jacoby Covers Einer Jennings' UFO Sighting
    Page 134. Twin Peaks Gazette writer Robert Jacoby covers Einer's sighting on September 4, 1947.
  • Fred Crisman Pulled from Air Force Reserves

    Fred Crisman Pulled from Air Force Reserves
    Page 107. Most likely due to his involvement with Arnold, Palmer and Dahl, Crisman's reserve commission is revoked.
  • UFO Sighting 2 at Twin Peaks, WA

    UFO Sighting 2 at Twin Peaks, WA
    Page 127. The classified Project Sign report describes this sighting.
  • Dr. Dan Hayward Examines Margaret Coulson

    Dr. Dan Hayward Examines Margaret Coulson
    Page 143. Dr. Dan Hayward fills out an intake exam form on Coulson, who was one of the three missing children from Jacoby's 9/12/47 article. Interestingly, this is when Coulson gets her infamous tattoo/brand/scar.
  • Robert Jacoby Reports on 3 Vanished Students

    Robert Jacoby Reports on 3 Vanished Students
    Page 142. Jacoby runs a piece called "All's well that ends well" in which he describes the finding of three children who had vanished in the woods around Twin Peaks.
  • Two Men Visit and Warn Paul Lantz

    Two Men Visit and Warn Paul Lantz
    Page 115. Paul's wife relays in a letter that two men came to their house to warn Lantz to stop writing about the downed plane and related issues. Date is listed as fall 1947, so October 1 is used here.
  • First Meeting of Project Sign

    Page 126. A classified document detailing sightings of "flying disks." Milford is present.
  • Paul Lantz Dies

    Paul Lantz Dies
    Page 114. Paul Lantz dies without warning. The downed army plane story was one of the last he ever wrote. His death was puzzling to doctors, but the cause of death was listed as meningitis.
  • Fate Magazine Prints Kenneth Arnold Piece

    Fate Magazine Prints Kenneth Arnold Piece
    Page 99. The first edition of Fate Magazine prints an account of a meeting between Kenneth Arnold, Ray Palmer and Fred Crisman. Edition came out in March 1948 but the day is unclear. Using first as placeholder.
  • Richard Nixon Interviews L. Ron Hubbard

    Richard Nixon Interviews L. Ron Hubbard
    Page 241. Congressman Richard Nixon interviews Lt. L. Ron Hubbard about his relationship with Jack Parsons.
  • Richard Nixon Contacts General Twining

    Richard Nixon Contacts General Twining
    Page 240. Richard Nixon sends a letter to General Twining regarding an interview with L. Ron Hubbard.
  • Douglas Milford Files Report on Jack Parsons

    Douglas Milford Files Report on Jack Parsons
    Page 253. Doulgas Milford files a report on Jack Parsons pertaining to whether or not Parsons should have his security access renewed.
  • Nadine Gertz is Born

    Nadine Gertz is Born
    Page 211. Nadine Gertz is born.
  • Kenneth Arnold Interviewed on Radio

    Kenneth Arnold Interviewed on Radio
    Page 90. CBS newsman Edward Murrow interviews Arnold on the radio, heard nationwide.
  • L. Ron Hubbard Publishes Dianetics

    L. Ron Hubbard Publishes Dianetics
    Page 252. L. Ron Hubbard publishes his famous book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
  • Josie Packard Born

    Josie Packard Born
    Page 172. Josie Packard, real name Li Chun Fung, is born.
  • JFK Assassinated, Fred Crisman Investigated

    JFK Assassinated, Fred Crisman Investigated
    Page 108. Fred Crisman becomes a person of interest in the assassination of JFK.
  • Article Published About Thrown Football Championship

    Article Published About Thrown Football Championship
    Page 180. Robert pens article about the football championship loss that was Hank's fault.
  • Norma Sends Her Parents a Postcard

    Norma Sends Her Parents a Postcard
    Page 190. Norma Jennings sends her parents a postcard from Hollywood about her travels.
  • Big Ed Returns to Twin Peaks After Fall of Saigon

    Big Ed Returns to Twin Peaks After Fall of Saigon
    Page 196. The Fall of Saigon happened on April 30, 1975. A few months later Big Ed returns to town from the war. No exact date given, 8/1 used here.
  • Marty Lindstrom Dies

    Page 191. Norma's father Marty dies. No exact date given, 1/1 used here.
  • Josie Has Her Father Murdered

    Josie Has Her Father Murdered
    Page 173. Josie either arranges her father's death or does it herself. She disappears after this because of being suspected of involvement. Exact date is not known, so 1/1 is used.
  • Interpol Compiles File on Josie

    Interpol Compiles File on Josie
    Page 173. Interpol complies a file on Josie's background and criminal history.
  • Andrew Packard Marries Josie

    Andrew Packard Marries Josie
    Page 171. Andrew falls in love with Josie and marries her. Exact date is not known, so 1/1 is used.
  • Big Ed Renames his Father's Business

    Big Ed Renames his Father's Business
    Page 198. Big Ed's father dies and he takes over the business, renaming it Big Ed's Gas Farm. No exact date given, 1/1 used here.
  • Ilsa Lindstrom Dies

    Page 191. Norma's mother Ilsa dies. No exact date given, 1/1 used here.
  • Big Ed Meets Nadine Gertz

    Big Ed Meets Nadine Gertz
    Page 198. Big Ed meets Nadine. No exact date given, 1/1 used here.
  • Robert Jacoby Commissioned to Write Book on Town

    Robert Jacoby Commissioned to Write Book on Town
    Page 155. Robert Jacoby is commissioned by the Twin Peaks town council to write a volume on the history of the town.
  • Andrew Packard "Dies"

    Andrew Packard "Dies"
    Page 176. The boating accident that allegedly killed Andrew occurs.
  • Dr. Jacoby Writes Medical Report on Nadine

    Dr. Jacoby Writes Medical Report on Nadine
    Page 211. Nadine's eye is shot out and eventually she goes to see Dr. Lawrence Jacoby at the hospital.
  • Josie's Autopsy is Conducted

    Josie's Autopsy is Conducted
    Page 220. Dr. Will Hayward conducts Josie's autopsy after her strange death the same day as Eckhardt dies.
  • Dale Cooper Compiles Packard Case File

    Dale Cooper Compiles Packard Case File
    Page 169. Dale Cooper compiles a file on the events surrounding Andrew Packard's situation.
  • Dr. Jacoby Writes Medical Report on Ben Horne

    Dr. Jacoby Writes Medical Report on Ben Horne
    Page 232. Dr. Lawrence Jacoby writes up a medical summary of Ben Horne's Civil War situation.
  • Ben Horne Buys the Mill and Associated Land

    Ben Horne Buys the Mill and Associated Land
    Page 227. Ben Horne, via an Assignment of Contract, secures the Packard Sawmill and associated properties from Catherine Martell.
  • Bank Explosion in Twin Peaks

    Page 223. The bank explosion occurs, killing Andrew Packard, Pete Martell and Dell Mibbler. Audrey Horne is injured in the blast.
  • Hank Jennings Dies

    Hank Jennings Dies
    Page 234. According to TP, sometime in 1992 Hank Jennings is stabbed to death by a Renault cousin while serving time for various crimes, including parole violations and the shooting of Leo Johnson. No exact date given, so 1/1 used here.
  • Dossier Recovered from Crime Scene

    Page 1. The dossier which is the focus of TP's work is recovered.
  • Dossier Referred by Director to IOSS

    Page 2. Dossier referred to Investigations and Operations Support Section.
  • Gordon Cole's Interoffice Memorandum to TP

    Gordon Cole's Interoffice Memorandum to TP
    Page 1. Gordon Cole of the FBI assigns work on the dossier to Tamara Preson
  • Special Agent TP Begins Work

    Page 2. Tamara Preston begins work on the dossier.
  • TP's Initial Remarks

    Page 3. Tamara Preston records her initial remarks.