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Washington (Chelan County), Cashmere — Old Mission Indian Cemetery
Near this marker is the site of Old Mission Indian Cemetery established in 1867 — Map (db m74464) HM
Washington (Clallam County), Neah Bay — 9 — Snow Creek — Welcome to the Whale Trail
Sail and Seal Rocks rise from the seascape in front of you, where Snow Creek enters the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This rich and productive marine habitat attracts fishermen, divers, kayakers—and whales! Snow Creek overlook is one of the . . . — Map (db m83679) HM
Washington (Clallam County), Olympic National Forest — Rain Forest Monarch
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce. Except where it penetrates valley such as the Hoh, the Sitka spruce grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska. High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated . . . — Map (db m83654) HM
Washington (Clallam County), Port Angeles — Spanish Explorers — The Evergreen State
The Spanish Captain Juan Perez sailed north from San Blas in 1774 with orders from Spain to claim the Coast against the Russians. Perez discovered Nootka Sound on the West shore of Vancouver Island and traded with the natives of the Queen . . . — Map (db m83652) HM
Washington (Clallam County), Sekiu — 10 — Shipwreck Point
The landscape of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was carved out by ice-age glaciers 13,000 years ago. The retreat of the glaciers created deep fjords which provide abundant food and habitat for many species of marine mammals. By the mid-1900’s, . . . — Map (db m83693) HM
Washington (Clark County), Camas — 58004 — Camas-Washougal War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all servicemen from the Camas-Washougal area who have died as a result of hostile action since the beginning of the Vietnam War. — Map (db m58004) WM
Washington (Clark County), Camas — Crown Zellerbach Employee World War II Memorial
In honor of the employees from this division who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War II. Curtin P Barnett • James F Hagensen • Thelma A Rancore • Jimmie Clark Berg • Wayne A Harwood • Lewis L Ray • Eugene P . . . — Map (db m58851) HM
Washington (Clark County), Camas — The First School in Camas1882
The first school in Camas (La Camas) was built prior to 1882. It was replaced by a four room school (with inside plumbing) in 1886. The first school remained on the school grounds until 1907. In 1907 the then Columbia River Paper Company gave the . . . — Map (db m57954) HM
Washington (Clark County), Ridgefield — Fort Vancouver
Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Vancouver in 1824 within the area of present-day Vancouver, 83 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean. Forty Wooden buildings were enclosed within a 20-foot high log palisade until the treaty of 1846 set the . . . — Map (db m8400) HM
Washington (Clark County), Salmon Creek Heights — Harley H. Hall
Navy Captain Harley H. Hall F-4 Phantom Listed P.O.W. 1-27-73 The last pilot shot down in Vietnam just 10 hours before final cease fire was signed. Native of Vancouver, Washington — Map (db m8513) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — A Busy Place Is This
You are standing on the site of a once-bustling riverfront complex at Fort Vancouver. A boat building operation, blacksmith shop, and tannery filled the air with the sights, sounds, and smells of industry. A busy place is this. The . . . — Map (db m12292) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — A River of Settlers
Before 1846 American immigrants traveling the Oregon Trail to Fort Vancouver had to make a choice at The Dalles (80 miles upriver from here). They could navigate their own handmade raft or take a Hudson's Bay Company boat down the Columbia River to . . . — Map (db m12295) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Cannon Replica Project
These Napoleon 12-Poind Light Field Cannons are replicas created by Mountain View High School students during the 1990 to 1992 school years in Vancouver, Washington. They are the property of the City of Vancouver, which supplied materials. This . . . — Map (db m8519) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Captain George Vancouver MonumentBoat of Discovery
[Panel 1]:Captain George Vancouver Monument October 31, 1792 Lt. William Broughton Named This Area For His Captain Dedicated October 31, 1992 [Panel 2]:Boat of Discovery “…The real story of George . . . — Map (db m8516) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Captain George Vancouver Monument Plaza1792 Discovery
[Panel 1]: Capt. George Vancouver, from King’s Lynn, England, at age 35 and with orders from the British Admiralty to explore and chart the West Coast of America, charted hundreds of miles of coast line from California to Alaska. His maps . . . — Map (db m8515) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Carlton Foster Bond1893 - 1980
CO Pearson Field 1929 - 1933 & 1938 - 1940 Honoring Aviation Pioneers — Map (db m8427) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Clark County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those who died in the defense of our Country Lest We Forget — Map (db m8536) WM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Congressional Medal of Honor Monument
This monument is presented to the city of Vancouver, Washington by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, in recognition of the spirit and sacrifice shown by the valiant Medal of Honor recipients now at rest in the Vancouver Barracks Cemetery. . . . — Map (db m22867) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Covington House
Erected 1848 by Richard and Anne Charlotte Covington on Fourth Plain. Boarding school was conducted herein in 1850. This building housed first piano in the Oregon Country and was center of social activity in entire region. — Map (db m8517) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Early Aviation History in VancouverPearson Field
Even before the advent of a U.S. Army Air Service field at Vancouver Barracks in 1921 and the eventual dedication of “Pearson Field” in 1925, aviation had early hallmarks at Vancouver Barracks. As part of the 1905 Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m83990) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Esther ShortEsther Short Park
After marrying Amos Short in 1829, Esther (Clark) Short set out on the adventure of her life! Originally from Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Esther Short, who was ½ Algonquin Indian, her husband Amos and 10 children traveled west to Linton, Oregon . . . — Map (db m64239) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — First Japanese on the North American Continent
In October 1832, the Japanese cargo ship Hojun Maru set sail from near Nagoya bound for Edo (present day Tokyo). Disabled in a storm off Enshu Nada, the Hojun Maru drifted for fourteen months before running aground on the coast near Cape Flattery, . . . — Map (db m8423) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Fishers
For centuries Indians used the trail that later became old Evergreen Highway. Where each creek entered the Columbia River the Indians made camp. In 1805 Lewis & Clark and their expedition camped on Government Island, a haven for waterfowl. . . . — Map (db m57879) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — From Military to Municipal Airfield
The history of Pearson Field goes back almost to the origins of mechanized flight itself. The landing site of Lincoln Beachey’s groundbreaking flight across the Columbia River from Portland to Vancouver, during the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, . . . — Map (db m8406) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Heart of a Trading Empire
Look around you. The scenic spot where you now stand was once the heart of one of the busiest shipping ports west of the Rocky Mountains. From 1825 to 1846, Fort Vancouver's waterfront served as the western economic artery of the Hudson's Bay . . . — Map (db m12293) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson
[Top marker]:In loving memory of Howard C. French Major Air Corps Reserve 1894 – 1938 Dedicated by his comrades of the 321st Observation Squadron United States Army Air Corps Reserve [Bottom marker]: In loving . . . — Map (db m8962) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Ilchee
In Recognition of the People Who Have Inhabited this Region for Thousands of Years. Ilchee Moon Girl History says she was born along the Columbia River about 1800, daughter of Chinook Chief Concomley and, later, wife of Chief Casinos leader . . . — Map (db m8422) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — 66 — Officers RowFort Vancouver Barracks
Registered National Historic Place Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 16, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating or . . . — Map (db m8523) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Officers Row
When the U.S. Army arrived in 1849 to establish a new post on the western frontier, few of the officers could afford to bring their families out to such a remote and lonely command. A thriving community of soldiers, officers, wives, and children . . . — Map (db m8527) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Officers Row
Officers Row, a procession of homes for officers and their families, began during the early frontier years when Vancouver Barracks was considered by many to be a remote and lonely assignment. The first officer’s quarters on the Row wer log cabins . . . — Map (db m8529) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — St. James Mission — Officers Row
Many employees of Fort Vancouver were of French-Canadian descent, and had been raised as Roman Catholics. Separated by thousands of miles from their home parishe, these men pleaded with the Bishop of Quebec to send them priests. The Reverend . . . — Map (db m8964) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941)
Although the U.S. Army allowed civilian aircraft to land at Vancouver Barracks beginning in 1905, military aircraft began operating here in 1921, when the U.S. Army Air Service established a landing field for an aviation forest patrol. The patrol . . . — Map (db m8405) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Artillery Barracks — Officers Row
At the beginning of the 20th century, Vancouver was the headquarters for the Department of the Columbia, a vast administrative unit in the Northwest. The population of the post almost tripled in response to increased military activity both at home . . . — Map (db m8742) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Chkalov Transpolar FlightPearson Field
On June 20, 1937, the world’s attention turned to Pearson Field when a Russian ANT-25 aircraft landed after making the first non-stop flight over the North Pole. The red and gray, single-engined aircraft “Stalin’s Route” carried over . . . — Map (db m50830) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The First Fort Vancouver
In 1824 the Hudson's Bay Company chose this place as the site for a new fort which they named Vancouver in honor of the British explorer, George Vancouver. Little is knowns of this fort as it was moved early in 1829 to its now well-known location . . . — Map (db m8403) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Grant House — Officers Row
When the U.S. Army arrived at Fort Vancouver in May of 1849, they quickly built nine log cabins for shelter against the upcoming winter. Shown here is the 1850 plan of the two-story post commander’s quarters. It is the only remaining structure built . . . — Map (db m8499) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Infantry Barracks — Officers Row
The Infantry Barracks is the oldest surviving structure in Vancouver Barracks proper. It was constructed in 1887, one of three identical buildings built to house individual companies of the 14th Infantry. Though it was built prior to the . . . — Map (db m8741) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Marshall House — Officers Row
As part of a natural reorganization, the U.S. Army returned the headquarters of the Department of the Columbia from Portland, Oregon to Fort Vancouver in 1878. As a result, the Army funded construction of several new buildings on Officers Row, . . . — Map (db m8959) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The O. O. Howard House — Officers Row
This Italianate-Revival style home was built in 1878 for General Oliver Otis Howard, Commanding General of the Department of the Columbia from 1874 until 1880. This gracious home was considered ”the finest dwelling house north of the . . . — Map (db m8572) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Post Hospital — Officers Row
In 1904, the U.S. Army built a new Post Hospital at Vancouver Barracks as a part of a nationwide effort to modernize its forces. Unlike the previous one, the hospital was constructed with brick to enhance sanitation and boasted a spacious floor plan . . . — Map (db m8739) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Red Cross Convalescent House — Officers Row
Following the nation’s entry into World War I, the American Red Cross was authorized to construct convalescent houses adjacent to military hospitals. These facilities provided recreation away from a hospital atmosphere, and helped boost the morale . . . — Map (db m8743) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Reservation Monument
[Side one of six]: Under the influence of Dr. John McLaughlin, Manager of the Hudson Bay Co., civilization of Washington started at Vancouver, A.D. 1825. [Side two of six]: The first school in Washington was taught by John Ball, at . . . — Map (db m8383) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937Magnificent Triumph of Soviet Aviation
[Monument front]: Near this site at Pearson Airfield on June 20th, 1937, three Soviet aviators completed the first non-stop flight from the U.S.S.R. to the U.S.A. Command Pilot Valeri Chkalov, Co-Pilot Georgi Baidukov, and Navigator . . . — Map (db m50831) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Sutler's Store — Officers Row
Until the late 19th century, the U. S. Army awarded sales commissions to civilian traders, known as sutlers. Each post or regiment was authorized to appoint one. Described as “a combination of saloon keeper and general store operator,” . . . — Map (db m8963) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — The Vancouver FarmFort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver was the first large scale farming operation n the Pacific Northwest. Beginning in 1825, the Hudson’s Bay Company established a number of farms and dairies in the area to reduce the high cost of importing food from England. . . . — Map (db m92620) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Theodore A. Penland Rose Garden
This rose garden is dedicated to the memory of Theodore A. Penland 1849 – 1950 last Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic Plaque presented by The Daughters of Union Veterans and the Woman’s Relief Corps, . . . — Map (db m8401) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — U. S. Grant Memorial1853
General U.S. Grant when a young officer was stationed at Columbia Barracks, Vancouver, Washington. One mile east from here he planted potatoes to reduce the expense of his officer’s mess. — Map (db m8424) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — United States Army Arrives
On May 13, 1849, the United States steamer Massachusetts arrived off the Hudson's Bay Company wharf and unloaded Batteries L and M of the First Regiment of United States Artillery. The first permanent official American presence in the Pacific . . . — Map (db m12289) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground
On May 13, 1849, from the deck of the USS Massachusetts, the first U.S. Army troops in the Pacific Northwest spotted the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver. “Mr. Douglas, the resident Governor received us very politely and Major . . . — Map (db m8496) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Whose Anchor?
This anchor was dredged from the Columbia River in 1960 near Fort Vancouver’s wharf, one-quarter mile east of the Interstate 5 bridge. The anchor gives some answers about its history, but poses many more questions. It is a Rogers Paten Small-Palm . . . — Map (db m8691) HM
Washington (Cowlitz County), Castle Rock — Mount St. Helens - You Are Edge of the Blast Zone
The eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 triggered a huge landslide causing a powerful, laterally directed blast. A pyroclastic flow consisting of rock fragments, highly charged gas and super heated steam, devastated almost 150,000 . . . — Map (db m50737) HM
Washington (Cowlitz County), Castlerock — In Memoriam1917 World War 1918
Chas S Chism • George Eaton • Elmer O. Leonard • Thomas Martin • Harlan Merrill • Rudolph Rockwell • Albert W. Rosin • Richard Sugars — Map (db m94544) WM
Washington (Cowlitz County), Woodland — The Finn Hall
In 1916 Finnish immigrants constructed a hall near this site under the name of a literary association (Kirjallixuus Seura), forming a lending library. Although they brought their diet, language, and saunas with them, some old country beliefs were . . . — Map (db m8382) HM
Washington (Cowlitz County), Woodland — Woodland Community Veterans Memorial
World War I James A Forbes • Frank L. Gaddis • Walter Kalahan • Alfred Earl Wells • Tom C. Bair • Fred S. Millard World War II Elmer Beebe • Harold R. Chilcoat • Harry A. Lillard, Jr. • Elmer Mattila • Claude M. . . . — Map (db m8399) WM
Washington (Franklin County), Pasco — Ainsworth
One of the most colorful of the early Northwest railroad towns once existed near junction of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Ainsworth was founded, 1879, when the railroad bridge was building over the Snake River.
In its heyday it was a wild, . . . — Map (db m34519) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Pasco — Sacagawea
The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped nearby on October 16 and 17, 1805 on its way to the Pacific Ocean. One of the members of the Expedition was a young Northern Shoshone, Sacagawea.

During the winter of 1804-05 at Fort Mandan, in . . . — Map (db m38587) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Explore Massive Floodscapes!
Raging Ice Age floodwaters carved spectacular features throughout eastern Washington, creating unique landscapes. Follow the path of the floods and discover more about this amazing story. Path of Least Resistance As floodwaters rushed . . . — Map (db m83044)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods
You are standing in the pathway of some of the largest floods ever known. They carved steep-walled canyons, sculpted immense waterfalls, and left behind landscapes found nowhere else on earth. Massive Glacial Dams and Lakes During the . . . — Map (db m83019)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Overwhelming Proof for an "Outrageous" Theory
Geologist J Harlen Bretz spent decades meticulously documenting evidence to support his theory that massive Ice Age floods carved the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington. But the geologic community only ridiculed and scorned his work ... until . . . — Map (db m83025) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Setting the Stage
Long before the Ice Age floods could carve the coulees, waterfalls, and cliffs that dominate this landscape, basalt was needed, and in huge quantities! Vents from deep in the earth’s crust supplied the basalt, erupting again and again to cover much . . . — Map (db m83023)
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Stealing a Stream
Before the Ice Age floods, no stream or waterfall existed here. Instead, the Palouse River flowed through Washtucna Coulee. What caused the river to jump its course? When the floods surged across the area, they cut a path through the fractured . . . — Map (db m83021)
Washington (Grant County), Royal City — Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Directly across the Columbia River is Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, covering 6,000 acres. Although the presence of petrified wood had been reported as early as 1898, the first indication of its presence in quantity in this vicinity was . . . — Map (db m92611)
Washington (Grant County), Royal City — The Wanapums
Until recent times the Wanapum Indians inhabited the banks of the Columbia River from Beverly Gap to where it is joined by the Snake River near Pasco about 75 miles south. The Wanapums were a very religious and peaceful people living on fish, . . . — Map (db m92610) HM
Washington (Grays Harbor County), Hoquiam — 7th Street TheatreHoquiam WA
An atmospheric-style theatre built in 1928 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior 1987 and the Hoquiam Register of . . . — Map (db m73008) HM
Washington (Grays Harbor County), Hoquiam — F. Arnold Polson House and Alex Polson Grounds
Registered National Historic Place F. Arnold Polson House and Alex Polson Grounds Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in illustrating American . . . — Map (db m72802) HM
Washington (Hood River County), Cascade Locks — This Old Turbine
For nearly 60 years this turbine helped make power at Bonneville Dam. Throughout these years it has meant different things to different people at different times. During installation, it meant jobs to help people recover from the Great Depression. A . . . — Map (db m92685) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey
In honor of the founder of Island County and his wife Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey 1818 – 1857 1822-1858 Whidbey Island’s first permanent settler 1850. Proposed the separation of Island County from Thurston County . . . — Map (db m61038) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Davis Blockhouse
This Blockhouse Erected in 1855 Restored in 1930 By the Ladies of the Round Table In honor of the Pioneer Mothers — Map (db m60980) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Ebey Blockhouse
One of four on this site Built 1854 — Map (db m60978) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Guarding the Entrance to Puget Sound – Coast Artillery CorpsFort Casey State Park — Admiralty Head Lighthouse
A Glimpse In Time Like the majority of the coastal forts built in the United States, Fort Casey never fired its guns in warfare. Fort Casey is one of three coastal forts constructed in the late 1890s to defend the entrance to Puget Sound . . . — Map (db m61063) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Keeping the Alexander Blockhouse alive!!!Preserving Alexander Blockhouse over time
History The Alexander Block house is one of four blockhouses remaining in Central Whidbey Island. Few original blockhouses of this type remain throughout the United States. John Alexander, Sr. built this blockhouse on his donation land claim . . . — Map (db m60986) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Mary Barrett
Left side of marker is written in Gaelic and right side is in English Died here. April, 9 AD 1861 One year ten and twenty (years) of age Born at Mineth, Ireland Gentle wife (of) Sam’l Maylor They married in Liverpool At the . . . — Map (db m60979) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Original Home of Seattle’s Best Coffee
“I bought a small old fashion coffee roaster and I plan to roast my own coffee. Front Street will never smell the same!” – Jim Stewart 1969 Jim and Dave Stewart, coffee pioneers and founders of Seattle’s Best Coffee, . . . — Map (db m60942) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey
Saved Blockhouse In 1921 a local civic group, the Ladies of the Round Table (LORT) began a ten year effort to restore the decaying Davis Blockhouse. Local carpenter Fred Krueger handled the project carefully replacing rotting beams while . . . — Map (db m60991) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Sunnyside
Donation claim of Jacob Ebey. Served in War of 1812, the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War. When 61 yrs old led company across plains with covered wagons. Settled on Whidbey Island and built this home, four blockhouses and stockade in 1856 . . . — Map (db m60977) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — The Crockett Blockhouse
Sudden Indian attacks at Seattle and Bellingham in 1855 caused consternation among the small pioneering settlements on Puget Sound. The tradition of blockhouse defense was well known to American settlers, dating from the earliest English colonies. . . . — Map (db m61040) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — The Jolly Boat
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Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Zylstra Law Office1904 — Coupeville Historical Building
The cottage was actually built as two separate buildings. The eastern half was built as a law office for James Zylstra. The western half was added and the building became the medical office for Dr. Chas. White. In 1998 Rev. Barry Burton & Capt. Mike . . . — Map (db m61037) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Mysterious Channel — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
The swirling waters that pass in and out of the narrow channels between Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island have captivated visitors to this area for thousands of years. Salish Native American tribes were the first human inhabitants of these . . . — Map (db m74012) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassBefore the Bridge — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
It's hard to imagine Deception Pass without the bridge. But until 1935, the gap between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island could only be crossed by boat. In 1924 a small ferry called the Deception Pass began running between Yokeko Point . . . — Map (db m74083) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Park Divided — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
When the federal government transferred 1,700 acres of land on Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island to the State of Washington in 1925, Deception Pass State Park was barely an idea. For decades, the land had been a military reservation set aside . . . — Map (db m74085) HM
Washington (Island County), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island — U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial
Dedicated to all U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewmen who, for the cause of freedom, have made the ultimate sacrifice. Special thanks to Mr. John Christiansen for his many contributions to . . . — Map (db m74000) HM WM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Beeksma’s CornerCity of Oak Harbor
Family Origins This park is named after the family of Egbert and Betty Beeksma in recognition of the business they started on the site of park and their contribution to the development of Oak Harbor. Egbert Beeksma was born the Netherlands . . . — Map (db m60940) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Crossing the PassPast to Present
Before the bridge was completed in 1935, the only way to cross Deception Pass was by boat. If you wanted to take your car from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island in 1929 your crossing would look like this, aboard the MV Acorn. Your captain could . . . — Map (db m61465) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Deception Pass
To the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second largest island in the contiguous 48 states, which Captain George Vancouver, while exploring . . . — Map (db m60903) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Deception Pass
Named by Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling that he had been “Deceived” as to the nature of the inner waterway, Port Gardner (now Saratoga Passage) he wrote on his chart “Deception Pass”. He . . . — Map (db m60904) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Flintstone Park Flagpole
This Navy flagstaff is placed here to honor all those Navy people who have served aboard the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, their families, and the people of Oak Harbor who have long supported the Navy mission. Our National Ensign was . . . — Map (db m73990) HM WM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor’s Early “Town”
Oak Harbor’s early “town” was built along the waterfront, and stretched from Maylor’s store along Pioneer Way to about a block east of the junction of Flintstone Freeway and Midway and Pioneer. The east end of the town burned in a . . . — Map (db m60938) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor's Ties to the Sea
'Why do we love the sea? Because she has the power to make us think things we like to think.' - Robert Henry The Old Wharf and Steamships Look offshore toward Maylor's Point and you will see a concrete block that remains from Oak . . . — Map (db m73991) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — The Skagit, a stately society
The Skagit Indians maintained several villages on Penn Cove. The paramount Skagit chief lived at Snakelum Point, southeast across the cove. The village at Monroe’s Landing was called cokwol’a. Cokwol’a was a major village of the Skwdabs, a subgroup . . . — Map (db m61074) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Port Townsend — Bell Tower1980
For more than 50 years, the bell was used to call volunteer fire fighters to their posts. It is the only known tower of its kind in the United States. It was restored in 2003 by the Jefferson County Historical Society and the City of Port Townsend . . . — Map (db m83776) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Port Townsend — Fire Bell Tower — Port Townsend
This is the last remaining wooden fire bell tower in the United States. Port Townsend’s Fire Bell Tower is a 75-foot wooden structure built in 1890 to hold a 1,500 pound brass bell and the city's new $900 fire engine. . . . — Map (db m83775) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Port Townsend — Historical Marker
Commemorating Capt. George Vancouver’s discovery, landing & naming of Port Townsend in honor of the Marquis of Townshend, May 7, 1792. Donated Dec 1, 1986, by the DeLeo Family, residents of Port Townsend since 1883. — Map (db m91334) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Port Townsend — Kuhn Building1892
Begun in 1892 by Port Townsend pioneer Joseph A. Kuhn, this building represented the latest ideas of the time in architecture. Construction was directed by Jonas Guise, then the best known contractor in the area. Bricks came from the yards of . . . — Map (db m91331) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Port Townsend — The Haller Fountaindedicated 1906
The Haller Fountain was brought to Port Townsend by resident Theodore N. Haller to honor his deceased father and brother. After the dedication speech, Mr. Haller read a poem about the Greek sea nymph, Galatea, and the statue has been known by that . . . — Map (db m91294) HM
Washington (King County), Ballard — Ballard Avenue Landmark District Historic Marker Project
The Ballard Avenue Landmark District holds a significant place in Seattle history. The uniquely-preserved state of Ballard Avenue provides visitors with a window into the heyday of Ballard’s industrial and commercial era. The City of Ballard . . . — Map (db m27976) HM
Washington (King County), Kent — The Saar Pioneer Cemetery
The Saar Pioneer Cemetery is named for former King County Councilman Peter Saar, who in 1873 buried his wife on a small hill on their homestead. Since that time the cemetery has been known by many names. Kent Cemetery • Kent Methodist Cemetery . . . — Map (db m52568) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — "This Market Is Yours"Public Market Center/Pike Place Market — U.S. Historical District
“This market is yours. I dedicate it to you, and may it prove a benefit to you and your children. It is for you to defend, to protect and to uphold; and it is for you to see that those who occupy it treat you fairly, that no extortion be . . . — Map (db m69997) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — "Ton of Gold"Historical Point of Interest
The famous “Ton of Gold” that started the Alaska Gold Rush was unloaded here in 1897. The SS Portland landed the valuable cargo at this pier then known as Scwabacher Dock. Ereceted National Maritime Day 1957 — Map (db m47998) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — “Great White Fleet”Historical Point of Interest
The U.S. Navy’s “Great White Fleet” arrived Seattle May 23 and departed May 27, 1908 to continue their famous 46,000 mile round the world cruise. Part of the fleet anchored in Elliot Bay near this site and the crews disembarked here at . . . — Map (db m48001) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — ‘Miike Maru’Historical Point of Interest
At this site on August 31, 1896, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Steamer ‘Miike Maru’ arrived with her cargo of tea. This was the first regularly scheduled steamer service between the Orient and Seattle and marked the birth of Seattle as an international . . . — Map (db m47996) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — 1919.551.1 — 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell
This bell is the remaining symbol of the leap made by city leaders to establish and equip a professional firefighting force after the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889. On that day, the young metropolis of Seattle was devastated by flames in spite . . . — Map (db m27187) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — 50th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church of SeattleDecember 12, 1869 - December 12, 1919

First Pastor Dr. George F. Whitworth.

Charter Members Mary E. Whitworth • Clara Whitworth York Lida Whitworth • Ruth J. McCarty Rebecca Jones • Samuel Kenny Jessie Kenny

Erected on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the . . . — Map (db m81459) HM

Washington (King County), Seattle — 103 — Ballard Avenue Historic District / Ballard City Hall Bell
Multiple markers on and near the Ballard Centennial Bell identify the Ballard Avenue Historic District. Marker 1: Be it remembered that at this place on the eleventh day of April, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Six, the Ballard . . . — Map (db m27797) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Ballast IslandHistorical Point of Interest
In this area once part of the bay, vessels from ports all over the world dumped their ballast. Untold thousands of tons were unloaded into the water by ship’s crews including 40,000 tons from San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill. The island, long a . . . — Map (db m48122) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Bell Street BridgeWhere did the old Bell Street Bridge go?
The original Bell Street Bridge was a wooden trestle built in 1915 to provide access to Pier 66 from Elliott Avenue and the hillside above. In the early 1900s, trestle bridges connected many of Seattle's piers on the central waterfront with the . . . — Map (db m86453) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66Historical Point of Interest
The site of the Indian camping place called Muck-Muck-Wum. In 1911 the headquarters of Washington’s first public port was established here by commissioners H.M. Chittenden, C.E. Remsberg and Robert Bridges. This tablet dedicated May 19, during . . . — Map (db m48002) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Birthplace of United Parcel Service
In August 1907, in a 6 by 17 foot office under the original sidewalk here, a few messenger boys began the business which their many thousand successors extended throughout the vast regions of our country covered by United Parcel Service today. . . . — Map (db m70736) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Carkeep Park
Carkeep Park is an urban oasis. The salt water beach, the salmon bearing stream, wetlands, forest, picnic tables, play areas and miles of trails welcome visitors with new discoveries year round. The land once occupied by early Salish peoples . . . — Map (db m86565) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Carson D. Boren
Built here the first cabin home of white man in the City of Seattle in April 1852. It was made of split cedar puncheons. — Map (db m48051) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Chief Seattle
[Right side of the monument] Kitsap sights Vancouver’s vessel 1792 – First vessel on Puget Sound [Left side of the monument] Seattle Chief of the Suquamish A firm friend of the whites For him the city of . . . — Map (db m47938) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Chinese American Soldiers MemorialSeattle
Dedicated to American Soldiers of Chinese Ancestry in Seattle and vicinity who died in the service of their country during World War II, 1941 - 1945 [Translation in Chinese calligraphy] Yeu Louie Lee Hong Chew Bak Hong Chin John . . . — Map (db m26934) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — First Avenue
A main north-south artery of Seattle, stretching north from the original Pioneer Square business district, First Avenue was lined with offices, leading hotels, banks and even a few residences. Until the mid-20th century, the street was also home to . . . — Map (db m47941) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone

This is the corner stone of the old church, corner of Fourth Avenue and Spring Street. It was removed to this location A.D. October 1906 by order of the Session... — Map (db m81457) HM

Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War II Memorial1939 • 1945

In memory of the men of our church who gave their lives for their country and the liberty of the world

Major Golland C. Clark Jr. P.F.C. Hugh E. Craven Private H. E. Dupar Lieut. David C. Hall Jr. P.O. J. Francis Henning Milton E. . . . — Map (db m81461) HM

Washington (King County), Seattle — First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War Memorial1914 • The Great War • 1918

In memory of the men of our church who gave their lives for their country and the liberty of the world

Capt. John S. Pringle Capt. Elijah W. Worsham Lieut. Walter C. Lee Lieut. Wm. J. A. MacDonald Lieut. Harold C. White Private . . . — Map (db m81460) HM

Washington (King County), Seattle — Grand Central Hotel1889
Originally known as the Squire-Latimer Building, this structure served as office space until 1897. At that time the influx of miners on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush brought about its conversion to the Grand Central Hotel. After years of . . . — Map (db m48126) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Great Northern Tunnel
Completed in 1905, this one mile long railroad tunnel provided access to the new passenger depot and the expanded freight yards south of King Street. The tunnel was built at the suggestion of City Engineer R.H. Thomson to relieve growing street . . . — Map (db m48167) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Hiram M. Chittenden LocksWhy Are The Locks Needed?
When dedicated on July 4, 1917, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks was the largest navigation facility in North America. During the dedication, the USS Roosevelt - flagship for Commodore Robert Peary's famous 1909 expedition to the North Pole - led a . . . — Map (db m86455) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856Historical Point of Interest
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Washington (King County), Seattle — Information Booth1897- 1977
Dedicated June 16, 1977, the Pioneer Square information booth was constructed from portions of an ornate elevator cab from the Maynard Building. Idle for years, the cab was donated by Strand, Inc., and now continues in service to visitor’s to . . . — Map (db m48163) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Interurban Building
Originally known as the Pacific Block, this building was designed by John Parkinson, a noteworthy Seattle-Los Angeles architect. Built in 1890, it housed the office of the Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban Line, which served Seattle and . . . — Map (db m48025) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Interurban Building1890
This romanesque revival building, with outstanding brick masonry and exceptional stone carving and terra cotta trim, is one of the finest in Pioneer Square. The building served as an interurban railroad depot and ticket office until 1920, and was . . . — Map (db m48036) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — John Harte McGraw
[fFront] This commemorates the services of an energetic and wise leader in many enterprises undertaken for the general welfare especially the project for connecting Lake Washington with tide water by a ship canal [Right side] . . . — Map (db m47940) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — King Street Station — 1989 Washington State Centennial
The station was completed in 1906 for James J. Hill and his Great Northern Railroad. The depot and the vast freight yards were built on the reclaimed tide flats adjacent to a newly developing warehouse and industrial district near Pioneer Square. . . . — Map (db m22490) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Kings St. Coal Wharf - Skinner & Eddy Shipyards - Site of Hooverville
A coal wharf was located at the waterfront during the late 19th century. Coal was transported here by railroad from Newcastle and Renton. Abandoned in the early 1900’s, the wharf soon became the Skinner & Eddy Shipyard. During World War I, the . . . — Map (db m48123) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Lenin in FremontArt Outlives Politics
Seen by most as one of the most controversial art pieces in Fremont; the sculpture of Lenin reminds us that art outlives politics — a stalwart reminder of egregious policy not to be repeated. One of A Kind Weighing over 7 tons, the . . . — Map (db m83642) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Lou Graham’s Sporting House — 1989 Washington State Centennial
Lou Graham, Seattle’s best known madam, opened her establishment on this site in 1888. Rebuilt in brick and expanded after the Great Fire in 1889, Graham’s parlor became the most elegant of Seattle’s bordellos during the city’s rough pioneer . . . — Map (db m22499) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park — The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Dr. King’s last speech entitled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” He delivered the speech in Memphis, Tennessee the night before he was assassinated. He was there in support of . . . — Map (db m22557) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Maynard Building1892
Solid grey brick and stone, and fully restored interior paneling mark this romanesque revival building as one of Pioneer Square’s most handsome. Site of Seattle’s first bank, operated by pioneer merchant Dexter Horton. This building was restored in . . . — Map (db m48127) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Merchant’s Cafe1889
Seattle’s oldest continuously-used restaurant retains most of its original interior. Its 30-foot bar was brought “around the horn” in a sailing vessel during the 1860s, and much Klondike gold passed across it during the 1890s. The . . . — Map (db m48021) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Mural at Bergen Place
The Ballard Historical Society and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association joined together to create this mural in 1995 to commemorate our community’s rich and prosperous history, and to celebrate our economic and cultural ties to . . . — Map (db m27794) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Mutual Life Building1897
This modified Romanesque Revival building of brick and terra cotta complements the nearby Pioneer Building. It has been home to such varied businesses as a speakeasy (1920s), elegant cigar store (1930s), and ice cream parlor. Site of Henry Yesler’s . . . — Map (db m47995) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Pioneer Building — 1989 Washington State Centennial
The Pioneer Building is one of the finest and most ornate buildings in the District, characteristic of the Richardsonian Romanesque style prevalent throughout Pioneer Square. Constructed in 1889 on the site of Henry Yesler’s first home. This . . . — Map (db m22495) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Pioneer Square Historic District
[This marker is consists of seven panels and a map which deal with various aspects to the history of Pioneer Square. The panels are clustered together in Occidental Park in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square Historic District.] [Panel . . . — Map (db m69830) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Schwabacher’s Store
This 1890 building once housed Schwabacher’s Store, a leading mercantile outfitter for prospectors passing through Seattle en route to the Klondike Gold Rush. The firm was managed by Bailey Gatzert, who married into the Schwabacher family, becoming . . . — Map (db m48128) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Seattle Fisherman's Memorial
Dedicated on October 8, 1988 as a tribute to the men women, their families, and the members of the fishing community who have suffered the loss of life at sea. — Map (db m70739) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Seattle’s First PierHistorical Point of Interest
Seattle’s first pier lies buried beneath your feet. The famous Yesler sawmill and wharf, constructed in 1853m marked the birth of Seattle’s great lumber and shipping industries. For many years it was the center of Seattle’s business district. . . . — Map (db m48117) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Site of the Smaller Fort
Site of the smaller fort to protect the whites in the Indian War of 1855. A Stockade stretched from here to the main blockhouse at the foot of Cherry Street. — Map (db m48164) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Site of Yesler's Pavillion
This was the site of Seattle’s first civic and entertainment center. Built by Henry Yesler in 1865, in a corner of his private orchard, the Pavilion hosted town meetings, musicals, and theatrical performances. Remodeled into offices in 1887, it was . . . — Map (db m48049) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Smith and Squire Buildings
Smith and Squire Buildings, designed by Max Umbrecht and C.H. Webb, were built in 1900, and combined in a later renovation. The Steinberg Clothing Company occupied the original premises, which were redesigned as residential lofts in 1982 by Hewitt . . . — Map (db m48124) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Smith Tower — 1989 Washington State Centennial
Seattle’s first skyscraper opened on July 4, 1914. The 42 story Smith Tower was the tallest building outside of New York City and Seattle’s tallest for nearly fifty years. It was built by Lyman Smith of Smith-Corona and Smith and Wesson fame, from . . . — Map (db m22481) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — The First Commercial Monorail in the United States
In commemoration of service and honor to the Seattle World’s Fair April 21 – October 21 1962 and the City of Seattle Placed in tribute this 19th day of October 1962 at the site of the Northern Termius of the first commercial . . . — Map (db m47939) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — The First Presbyterian Church of Seattle, Washington1869 - 1906

Organized December 12, A.D. 1869 by Rev. George F. Whitworth, D.D. Membership 8 This edifice erected A.D. 1906 Rev. M. A. Matthews, D.D. Pastor Dedicated to the Worship of the Triune God — Map (db m81458) HM

Washington (King County), Seattle — The Goldsmith Building
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Washington (King County), Seattle — The Pioneer Square Pergola
1909 This ornamental glass and cast iron pergola provided shelter at the northwest’s first comfort station, a place featuring modern conveniences such as public restrooms. 2002 The pergola was extensively damage when a truck failed to safely . . . — Map (db m47992) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — The St. Charles ApartmentsBuilt 1913 — Renovated 2004 by Plymouth Housing Group
The St. Charles Apartments, originally called the Rector Hotel was built to provide accommodations for the patrons of the Grand Seattle Opera. The St Charles Apartments is listed in the Washington Heritage Register, and the National Register of . . . — Map (db m48052) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet”Centennial Celebration
. . . — Map (db m47999) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — The White Chapel District
The White Chapel District: In the depression of 1893 there stood on opposite corners of Washington Street and Third Avenue, at the foot of “profanity hill,” what was referred to as the most financially solvent institution in . . . — Map (db m48169) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Union StationDesigned by Daniel J. Patterson — Dedicated on May 20, 1911
Restored and rededicated by Sound Transit on October 16, 1999 to link the past and future of public transportation and serve the Central Puget Sound community. Union Station served as the Seattle passenger terminal for the Oregon - Washington . . . — Map (db m48168) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — UPS - Celebrating 100 years of ServiceAugust 28, 2007
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of UPS, employees gathered here at the company’s birthplace to honor, celebrate and reaffirm UPS’s commitment to serving communities around the world. — Map (db m48165) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Waterfront History
The Seattle waterfront played and exciting role in the early days of pioneer Seattle. Where you are now standing once was tidal flats, edged by forests. Salish natives traveled up and down the coast in intricately carved cedar dugout canoes and . . . — Map (db m48003) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Welcome to The Public MarketPike Place Market
Welcome to downtown Seattle's neighborhood market. Pike Place Market is the city's center for fresh, local produce, specialty food and small independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its . . . — Map (db m75521) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Cle Elum — Douglas A. MunroWorld War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient — United States Coast Guard
Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro U.S. Coast Guard Cle Elum, Washington On September 22, 1942 Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro was in charge of Landing Craft evacuating 500 besieged Marines from the beaches of . . . — Map (db m62785) WM
Washington (Kittitas County), Ellensburg — Beck Memorial
Fiery Floods
Twenty-five million years ago, this area was a land of meandering streams and lush, rolling hills. Then came the first lave flow. Long cracks or vents opened in the earth and lava flooded the land spreading like water. The . . . — Map (db m38486) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Ellensburg — Lava Flows
Imagine standing here millions of years ago on the edge of a huge plain fringed by distant mountains. Cypress trees grow in the swamps. Maple, sycamore, ginkgo, sequoia, and fir cover the nearby hills and mountains. Ancestors of rhinoceroses and . . . — Map (db m38446) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Ellensburg — The Olmstead Place
It’s hard to imagine, but you are about to enter a fertile valley. Named for the Indians who lived here time immemorial, the Kittitas Valley was the destination of many American settlers who came to the Washington Territory in the 1860s. Rich, . . . — Map (db m38448) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Roslyn — Roslyn Coal Mining
In 1886, Northern Pacific Railroad mining engineers located large seams of coal and the town of Roslyn was founded.
Coal mining, though dirty and dangerous work, attracted large numbers of immigrants to Roslyn – Serbians, Croatians, . . . — Map (db m38422) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — A Living Landscape
The basalt you see in the dry distant hills and the rock under your feet holds a tale of dramatic change. The landscape tells a story of ancient floods, rivers of lava, and the impact of humans along the Columbia River. If you look carefully and . . . — Map (db m82828)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Buried by Enormous Lava Floods
Millions of years ago, some of the largest lava flows on earth poured over this area again and again. Enormous floods of molten lava flowed out from long, parallel vents, burying the area in more than 5,000 feet of basalt. In all, more than 300 . . . — Map (db m82825)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Carving Out Basalt Layers
When Ice Age floodwaters rushed across Quincy Basin and down the Columbia River, they gouged chunks of basalt from the scabland cliffs in front of you. During the last Ice Age, this area was repeatedly swept by floodwaters that tore away layer after . . . — Map (db m82829)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Explore Massive Floodscapes!
Raging Ice Age floodwaters carved spectacular features throughout eastern Washington, creating unique landscapes. Follow the path of the floods and discover more about this amazing story. Under Water During the largest floods, water . . . — Map (db m82827)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Here and Gone
After racing across eastern Washington, floodwaters converged on Wallula Gap, a single narrow outlet about 80 miles to the southeast. This natural constriction forced floodwaters to back up, creating a huge, temporary lake called Lake Lewis. Here at . . . — Map (db m82830)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods
You are standing in the pathway of some of the largest floods ever known. They carved steep-walled canyons, sculpted immense waterfalls, and left behind landscapes found nowhere else on earth. Massive Glacial Dams and Lakes During the . . . — Map (db m82826)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Welcome to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
This landscape was built by ancient lava flows and sculpted by powerful Ice Age floods. Clues to this fascinating past are all around you. Remains of a Fossil Forest The park contains hundreds of pieces of petrified wood that were . . . — Map (db m82824) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Goldendale — Sam Hill Country
In 1908 Samuel Hill (1857-1931) bought 7,000 acres on these slopes. He planned a Quaker farming colony, surveyed a 34-block tounsite and built a church, hotel, store, offices, garage and shops. His engineers built ten miles of experimental roads; as . . . — Map (db m34471) HM
Washington (Klickitat County), Goldendale — Stonehenge
The structure before you is the first monument in our nation to military personnel who gave their lives in World War I. (unreadable) 13 young Klickitat County men, it also serves as lasting reminder of the works of Samuel Hill, patron of this . . . — Map (db m64447) HM WM
Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — Packwood“New Deal” Skills Proved Fruitful for Lumber Industry — Lewis County

William Packwood and James Longmire traveled across Naches Pass during the 1840s exploring for an easier route east. The trail they blazed is known today as Cowlitz Pass. The explorers discovered this area in 1854 and called it Sulphur Springs; . . . — Map (db m84453) HM

Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — The Palisades are Clues to the Past
The rock before you is a clue to a geologic mystery. Between 110,000 and 20,000 years ago, a volcano erupted about nine miles away. Dacite lava flowed here and stopped, forming an unusually deep pool. Geologists don’t know for sure what blocked the . . . — Map (db m71658)
Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — Traveling Over the Cascades: Past and Present
Before Euro-Americans arrived, Native people crossed the mountains on rugged trails to visit relatives, trade with other tribes, and gather food for winter. Later, prospectors, sheepherders, settlers and early Forest Service rangers used the same . . . — Map (db m71657) HM
Washington (Okanogan County), Winthrop — Winthrop
Here at the forks of the rushing Methow, Boston-bred Guy Waring founded Winthrop in 1891. Trappers, prospectors and homesteaders tramped into his frontier store. In '95 Colonel Thomas Hart came through to carve a narrow-gauge wagon road across the . . . — Map (db m36497) HM
Washington (Pend Oreille County), Newport — Corliss Steam Engine"The Big Wheel"
Engine Data 478 Horsepower 22 in. cylinder – 42 in. stroke 120 lbs. PSI steam pressure 63,000 lbs. in weight Wheel Data 16 Ft. in diameter 100 RPM 42 in. face 20,000 lbs. in weight The . . . — Map (db m73497) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Carbonado — The Historical Carbonado Saloon
This structure was a close relative to the Carbon Hill Coal Company’s brick store that sat directly across from it on Pershing Avenue. Right around 1880, this building held Carbonado’s first Post Office. It’s known that a barber shop once inhabited . . . — Map (db m54791) HM
Washington (Pierce County), DuPont — Global War on Terrorism MemorialCity of DuPont
Tablet #1 On September 11, 2001, nineteen Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States homeland. In less than 4 hours they killed nearly 3,000 men, women and children. Countless extraordinary Americans answered the call to defend this . . . — Map (db m40169) WM
Washington (Pierce County), DuPont — Ross Memorial
Named in honor of M/Sgt Wilburn K. Ross who was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 30 October 1944 near St. Jacques, France. After his unit, Company G, 30th Infantry, 3rd . . . — Map (db m40170) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Greenwater — Mud on the MoveOsceola Mudflow — Mather Memorial Parkway
Mud on the Move. Along with lava and ash, the volcanically active Mount Rainier has contributed thick flows of mud from its sides and summit. One of the largest mudflows occurred about 5,800 years ago sending thick rivers of mud down the White . . . — Map (db m84414) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Greenwater — Why is the River White?Scenic Skookum Falls — Mather Memorial Parkway
Why is the River White? Particles the size and color of plaster dust give the White River its distinctive pale hue. These particles are what geologists call “glacial flour”—a fitting name for the pulverized rock from the . . . — Map (db m84396) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Lakewood Veterans MemorialDedicated on Memorial Day, May 26, 2003
In honor of the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America. They served, and many sacrificed their lives, not only to preserve the freedoms which we enjoy today, but to bring freedom to people and nations . . . — Map (db m41552) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Military Road
Side A 1852Congress appropriated $20,000 for a military road from Fort Steilacoom to Fort Walla Walla. The road was made passable 1885. Side B Supplementing the appropriation made by congress citizens helped build the military . . . — Map (db m28032) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery, 1876-1953
Over 3,200 psychiatric patients from Western State Hospital were buried here from 1876 to 1953. Since then, burial has been elsewhere. The graves are marked with numbers for privacy reasons and the stigma of mental illness. These people worked on . . . — Map (db m28029) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — 36th Airlift Squadron Memorial
36 ALS In memory of our thirteen airmen who lost their lives 30 November 1992 65-0255 Capt Edward D Parent Jr • Capt Banks E Wilkinson • Capt Kevin M Maquire 8ALS • 1st Lt Edward H Hoyle III • TSgt Peter L Osterfeld • SSgt Monte L Bissett • . . . — Map (db m44249) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Beechcraft UC-45J ExpeditorBu. No. 89484 — "Twin Beech"
The C-45 was developed from the Beech Model 18 civil transport which first flew on 15 January 1937. The USAAF placed orders for its first aircraft in 1940, acquiring nearly 1300 of the Beech 18s modified for various missions. These included light . . . — Map (db m43924) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Convair F-102A Delta DaggerS/N 56-1515 — "Duce"
On 13 December 1956, McChord's 325th FW's 317th FIS upon receiving their first F-102, was the base's first fighter squadron to go "supersonic". the 325th's other squadron, the 318th FIS would receive their first F-102 one year later. In an effort to . . . — Map (db m42735) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Convair F-106A Delta DartS/N 56-0459 — "Six"
F-106A S/N 56-0459 was the primary aircraft flown during USAF's World Speed Record operation named "Project Firewall". Piloting another F-106, Capt. Joe Rogers set the record of 1595.95 MPH on 15 December 1959, a record that stands today for a . . . — Map (db m42731) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Douglas B-18A BoloS/N 37-505 — First McChord Based Aircraft Type
The Douglas B-18 was a military adaptation of the company's DC-2 airliner sharing a similar powerplant, wing and tail designs. Although obsolete by the end of 1941, the number of aircraft available made B-18s the most important long-range bomber in . . . — Map (db m43914) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Douglas B-23 DragonS/N 39-036
In 1938, the Douglas Aircraft Co. developed the B-23 Dragon to rectify the shortcomings of its B-18 Bolo. the B-23 Dragon featured upgraded engines, a considerably refined fuselage, and a tail gun position not found in the B-18. Beginning in early . . . — Map (db m43915) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Douglas C-124C Globemaster II"Old Shakey" — S/N 52-0994
The C-124 on display completed the last flight of a Globemaster II on its delivery from Willow Run Airport, MI to McChord AFB on 09 October 1986. C-124's were assigned to the base from 1951 - 1969. Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum — Map (db m43918) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Douglas TC-47D SkytrainS/N 44-76502 — "Gooney Bird"
The C-47 first entered service in 1941 and became the backbone of the U.S. Army Air Forces airlift capability during World War II. Between 1942-1945, C-47s helped the 62d Troop Carrier Group make their mark on the front lines of North Africa and . . . — Map (db m43916) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — F-16 Fighting Falcon
This F-16 protected our nation's capitol on September 11, 2001 Dedicated to the men and women who defend America's skies May 21, 2008 — Map (db m43921) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Fairchild C-82A PacketS/N 48-57574
In 1946, the 62d Troop Carrier Group received their first C-82s while stationed at Bergstrom TX in 1946. The unit would later move to McChord AFB on August 15, 1947. The 62d gained valuable experience during "Project Yukon" as operation that . . . — Map (db m43917) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt IIS/N 75-0270 — "Warthog"
On 05 January 1993, the 354th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" activated at McChord AFB, geographically separated from their parent unit, the 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. While at McChord, the 354th flew over 15,000 sorties in 11 deployments to . . . — Map (db m42734) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Loadmasters Memorial
In Memory of all Loadmasters — Map (db m44247) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Lockheed T-33A Shooting StarS/N 58-2106 — "T-Bird"
The T-33 was a familiar sight at McChord for almost 40 years, flying lastly with the 318th FIS until the T-33 retirement on 04 February 1988. T-33's were used for instrument training, certification or requalification of pilots, simulated targets for . . . — Map (db m42954) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — Lockheed-Georgia C-141B Starlifter"Tacoma Starlifter" — S/N 65-000277
The "Tacoma Starlifter" was the first C-141 assigned to 62d Military Airlift Wing on 05 August 1966. McChord AFB active and reserve units flew the C-141's from the base between 1966-2001. Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum — Map (db m43919) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — McDonnell CF-101F VoodooS/N 101022 — "One-Oh-Wonder"
The Royal Canadian Air Forces 409th Fighter Squadron based at Comox B.C. began replacing their worn CF-100s with CF-101s in mid 1961. While assigned to the 25th NORAD Region, the 409th FS "Nighthawks" commitment in the defense of the Pacific . . . — Map (db m42733) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — McDonnell Douglas F-15A EagleS/N 76-0048 — "Eagle"
On 10 June 1983 McChord's 318th FIS received its first F-15 replacing the units venerable F-106. The 318th "Green Dragons" captured the 1984 Hughes Achievement Trophy, presented to USAF's Top Fighter Squadron. In 1989, plans to convert the 318th FIS . . . — Map (db m42732) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — North American F-86D SabreS/N 52-3669 — "Sabre Dog"
The first operational F-86D entered USAF Squadron service in March of 1951, with McChord's 317th FIS, and the 465th FIS receiving their first aircraft in 1953. The 465th FIS was later redesignated as the 318th FIS on 18 August 1955 under . . . — Map (db m42953) HM
Washington (Pierce County), McChord AFB — POW/MIA Memorial
Sculpture plaque Dedicated to All Former Prisoners of War by Christmastown U.S.A. Chapter American Ex-Prisoners of War Shelton, Washington 1999 Left Tablet Code of Conduct {This tablet was not transcribed or photographed, but can . . . — Map (db m44246) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Paradise — An Ancient CommunityMount Ranier National Park
Enter an ancient forest and find yourself sheltered by giant trees reaching more than 200 feet into the sky. Western hemlock and western red-cedar, some as old as 850 years, are the dominant trees in Mount Rainier’s old-growth lowland forests. These . . . — Map (db m62156) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Paridise Inn — A Recovering ForestMount Rainier National Park
Does this forest look different than the forest on the other side of the river? Multiple mudflows have raced down Mount Rainier’s slopes snapping off trees like toothpicks. When the mud stopped flowing, it set like concrete over tree roots, . . . — Map (db m70743) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Paridise Inn — Changing CourseMount Rainier National Park
Not long ago, the waters of Kautz Creek filled this creek bed. Today only a small stream flows here. Kautz Creek has moved. Along with record rainfall, early November 2006 brought debris flows to several areas of the park. Not far from here, . . . — Map (db m70744) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Paridise Inn — Inspired to PreserveMount Rainier National Park
Since the early 1900s people have parked at this site to get an exceptional view of Mount Rainier. The park road was designed to harmonize with the landscape and take advantage of spectacular vistas like this one. The surrounding scenery has . . . — Map (db m70745) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Paridise Inn — Kautz Creek Nature TrailMount Rainier National Park
Along this short trail, discover clues to one of the most powerful geologic forces that has shaped Mount Rainier. Mudflows have thundered down this valley, topping trees, damaging bridges and leaving behind thick layers of mud and debris. . . . — Map (db m70742) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Puyallup — Old Oregon Trail
Front of Marker: Monument Expedition Camp One 29 Jan 1906 Left Side of Marker: This stone is donated by Gregory L. Meeker Cousin to Ezra In honor of Bobby and Helen Meeker who taught their son the love of . . . — Map (db m39786) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Steilacoom — Two-Story Log HouseJust South — Erected 1852
First School Session North of Columbia (River) -1854 Refuge During Indian War 1855-56 Occupied by families of Rev. J.F. Devore 1853 Abram Woolery 1854 Sherwood Bonney 1854-1856 — Map (db m28031) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Ten Inch Shell From U.S.S. Maine
The Property of John R. Thompson Camp Number One United Spanish War Veterans Tacoma — Map (db m56347) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Wilkeson — Wilkeson Eagles Building 100th Anniversary
On this Hundredth year of the Wilkeson Eagles Building we dedicate this plaque to all the Fraternal Orders that have called it home. We also want to recognize the past and present members of these groups that have helped preserve it in posterity. . . . — Map (db m48994) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — "Anne Curtis Bowman"
Wife of City of Anacortes founder, Amos Bowman Lisa Liedgren, Artist Mural based on image courtesy of Anacortes Museum (Wallie Funk Collection - 1890) Map (db m74001) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Andrew Carnegie
The late, great, rich & powerful Andrew Carnegie: A real man of steel Born 1835 in Scotland came to USA 1848. Was a bobbin-boy, clerk telegraph & newspaper guy, built bridges, made iron, near monopolized steel. Wrote books & . . . — Map (db m74358) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Causland Memorial ParkNamed In Honor Of — Harry Leon Causland
One of the one hundred immortals D.S.C. 6795. This park is dedicated to the honored memory of the brave sons of Fidalgo, Guemes, Decatur and Cypress Islands who at the call of their country entered the service and gave their lives in the Great . . . — Map (db m74363) WM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Causland ParkRegistered National Historic Place
John Bapiste LePage (1857-1939), the French-Canadian artist and architect, designed this unique memorial park and supervised its construction by local volunteers. Great Northern Railroad donated the park site, and costs were paid by contributors . . . — Map (db m74362) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Charles Pinson, USN
USS Chabaulip [sic], 1917 Our Last WWI Vet, '95 — Map (db m74101) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Depot, circa 1915
The Great Northern Depot was built in 1911 at 7th & R & served as a depot until 1973. This photo of the north side shows a steam engine, people on the platform, horse-&-buggy "hacks" for hire &, in the background, the original Methodist . . . — Map (db m74122) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Douglas Fir
Specie: Douglas Fir Origin: Olympic Forest Age: 970 yrs. Height: 242 ft. Board Ft: 51000 Donated by Anacortes Veneer 25th Anniversary 1964 — Map (db m74103) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Island Flyer
Captain Blackwood's Handsome Launch. Plying Between Bellingham and Anacortes. Two Trips Daily. The Handsomest and Most Commodius and Sea Worthy Boat of the Kind on Puget Sound. 1907 — Map (db m74360) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Life Aboard a Snagboat
A skipper and crew of up to 14 lived and worked on the W.T. Preston. River maintenance skills were cultivated and passed to the next generation. A diligent fireman could earn a license and work up to engineer. Deckhands were promoted to . . . — Map (db m74110) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Miss Carrie M. White
Dedicated to the public in memory of Miss Carrie M. White, Third President of W.C.T.U. of Washington Territory, and First President of Anacortes W.C.T.U., by the members thereof. — Map (db m74317) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Mrs. Luella Howard
Born 1864 • Maine to Washington 1890 A Teacher • 1st Librarian at Anacortes Public Library, 1910 Mrs. Howard lived in the neighborhood & walked to work • Retired '39 — Map (db m74316) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Paul & Nicolo Luvera
had a market here 1922-57 —————————— Paul Luvera Sr. Memorial Highway An Italian immigrant who exemplified the fulfillment of the American dream, Paul N. Luvera, Sr.'s life . . . — Map (db m74088) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Powered by Steam
The W.T. Preston's steam-powered engines were first installed on the Swinomish in 1914, then transferred with most of the machinery to the new wood-hulled W.T. Preston in 1929, and to her steel-hulled replacement in 1939. . . . — Map (db m74112) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Ship Harbor
THE NATURAL DYNAMIC Ship Harbor was formed by natural forces over thousands of years. It is maintained as a natural landform by the continued dynamic balance of these same forces. Preservation of this area requires that physical, chemical, . . . — Map (db m74126) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Snagging
By 1882, Puget Sound's rivers were served by hundreds of steam paddlewheelers with such shallow drafts people joked they could "float on a heavy dew." Because their flat-bottomed hulls were easily punctured by submerged stumps and debris, . . . — Map (db m74108) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — War MemorialIn Memoriam — Lest We Forget
World War II Barney Marvin Allen • Phillip Olander Allen • Robert Lee Allen • Rodger D. Andrews • John Walter Barber • Arthur D. Blackrud • Archie Eugene Brown • Kenneth G. Detwiler • William J. Dwelley • Patrick H. George • Albert James . . . — Map (db m74364) WM
Washington (Skagit County), Mount Vernon — Grandpa and MeJasper Gates (1840-1923) and John Knox (1895-1977)
From Dick Fallis, Historian, Skagit County Pioneer Association Jasper Gates was born April 9, 1840, in Adair County, Missouri. He grew to manhood at the family farm there, married Clarinda Kimble in 1860, served in the Union Army during the . . . — Map (db m75484) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — More Than He Bargained For — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Gary Rosenquist wanted eruption pictures. On May 17, 1980, he and friends Joel and Linda Harvey, their 10-year-old son Jo-Jo, and William Dilley drove down from Tacoma. They camped here, at Bear Meadow, 11 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens. . . . — Map (db m84463) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — The Earth’s Monumental Power — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
This landscape is a monument to the Earth’s power. The incredible story began on March 20, 1980, when magma began rising into Mount St. Helens. The volcano’s summit diverted the magma sideways, shoving the northern slope outward at a rate of . . . — Map (db m84949) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — Working with Nature to Rebuild an Ecosystem — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
On May 18, 1980, the eastern edge of the searing lateral blast rolled up and over ridges to your right. It tore through the Clearwater Valley, lifting just behind where you stand. The blast left a gray patchwork of fallen and standing dead . . . — Map (db m84911) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Skamania — Beacon RockLewis and Clark - The Biddle Family
Beacon Rock was first described and named by Captains Lewis and Clark October 31, 1805, enroute to the Pacific Ocean. Henry J. Biddle purchased Beacon Rock in 1915 to preserve it for posterity and completed the trail in 1918. His son Spencer . . . — Map (db m58810) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Stevenson — Lewis and Clark Trail
October 30, 1805 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date, “A wet disagreeable evening, the only wood we could get to burn on this “little island” on which we have encamped is the newly discovered ash which . . . — Map (db m91486) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Edmonds — The Olympic Mountains
The Olympic Mountains began life 35 million years ago as part of the ancient sea floor that thrust against the North American plate. Inexorable geologic forces fractured and folded these layers of rock and lifted them high into the air. Erosion . . . — Map (db m75486) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Everett — Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.'s first professional hit, a home run, landed near this spot on June 17, 1987. During the fourth inning of his second pro game, Griffey, age 17, playing for Bellingham against Everett in Northwest League action, muscled a 1-0 . . . — Map (db m86609) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Lynnwood — Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage
This cottage was built in 1917 by the Puget Mill Company as a residence for the superintendent of the 33-acre Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm. F.C. McClane was the superintendent until the Company closed the Demonstration Farm in 1933. The . . . — Map (db m60021) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Lynnwood — Humble House
The park site’s original residence was built in 1919 by the Puget Mill Company, and first owned by Joseph R. and Harriet B. Holt. In 1934, wanting to “live in the country,” Mildred and Albert Humble and their two daughters, Janice and . . . — Map (db m60022) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Lynnwood — Interurban Trolley
Trolley Car 55 is a 1907 Interurban single-ended, wood framed electric rail car that was constructed by the Niles Carbody Works and delivered to the Seattle-Everett Traction Company in 1910. The Interurban Rail Line provided commuter service from . . . — Map (db m60023) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Lynnwood — Wickers Building
Built by the Puget Mill Company in 1919, this grocery and supply store was located on the North Trunk Road in Alderwood Manor (now 196th Street SW in Lynnwood). The Main Store was a familiar landmark half-way between Seattle and Everett to . . . — Map (db m60020) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Mukilteo — Early ExplorersEarly Explorers of the Mukilteo Region
We do not know the name of the first man or women to venture into the Mukilteo area, but we do know that the ancestors of today’s Native Americans migrated from Asia to North America at least 12,000 years ago. Evidence of the next explorers is also . . . — Map (db m61041) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Mukilteo — Landing Site of Capt. George Vancouver
On May 30, 1792 Captain Vancouver and his party anchored off this point and came ashore the following morning. Commissioned by the British to survey the N.W. Coast of America, they named this area Rose Point for the many wild roses that grew here. — Map (db m83866) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Mukilteo — Mukilteo Light StationEstablished 1906
This property has been placed on: The National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior and on the Washington Heritage Register by the Governor's Advisory Council on historic . . . — Map (db m83865) HM
Washington (Snohomish County), Snohomish — Ferguson Cottage
The cottage you see on the bluff above was Snohomish County's first courthouse, first post office and our first city hall. Originally built in Steilacoom and delivered by steamship in 1859. It was also the home of city founder, Emory . . . — Map (db m72646) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Deep Creek Community — Camp Washington
Commemorating the establishing of Camp Washington by Governor Isaac I. Stevens on the site in front of this monument where he and Gen'l then Captain George B McClellan and their military and engineering forces met and camped from October . . . — Map (db m45328) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Fairchild — The Battle of Spokane Plains
was fought near this spot on September 5, 1858 in which U.S. troops under command of Col. George Wright defeated the allied — Coeur d'Alene Palouse, and Spokane Indians — Map (db m3817) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Four Lakes — Battle of Four Lakes
On this historic ground, Sept. 1, 1858, 700 soldiers under Col Geo. Wright, U.S.A. routed 5,000 allied indians. Four days later, the rallied hostiles were decisively defeated in a running battle. They sued for mercy, and have ever since . . . — Map (db m3816) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Hite — Colville - Walla Walla Road
Erected to the Explorers, Fur Traders Missionaries Soldiers and Pioneers who made an Indian Trail the Colville - Walla Walla Road 1811 — Map (db m3734) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Spokane — The Great Fire of 1889Water Pumping Plant
About 6 P.M. Sunday, Aug. 4, 1889 a fire started in a small restaurant six blocks south of here. It soon spread into an uncontrollable inferno which destroyed three-fourths of the business district. Miraculously only two lives were lost. . . . — Map (db m88665) HM
Washington (Thurston County), Littlerock — Ecological Connections
Grasses, flowers and other plants support the food web of prairies. Butterflies thrive on flower nectar and may use just one plant species to host their caterpillars. Bees pollinate the flowers. Ground-nesting birds hide their nests among the . . . — Map (db m71781)
Washington (Thurston County), Littlerock — Mima Mounds: A Special Prairie
What Makes a Prairie Grasslands thrive where dry soil and frequent drought or fires limit or exclude trees and shrubs. The soils and climate in each of North America’s grasslands support a unique mix of native grasses, flowers, and other . . . — Map (db m71780)
Washington (Thurston County), Littlerock — Mima Mounds: The Mysterious Work of Nature
Early Encounters, Early Hypotheses The Mima Mounds intrigues travelers and explorers in the 1800s as described in their journal entries. MAY 20, 1841 Charles Wilkes, commander of the United States Exploring Expedition from . . . — Map (db m71769) HM
Washington (Thurston County), Littlerock — Scientists Still Search for an Answer
More than 30 explanation have been proposed for the origin of the Mima Mounds, but none has been proven. Were the Mounds Created by Glacial Ice? In 1913 glacial geologist J Harlan Bretz completed the first detailed study of the Mima . . . — Map (db m71779)
Washington (Thurston County), Littlerock — What We Know for Sure
The Mima Mounds were formed some time after ice age glaciers began receding 16,500 years ago. Their origin has puzzled scientists and curious visitors since the mid-1800s. Research has revealed what we know so far about the glacial history of this . . . — Map (db m71778)
Washington (Thurston County), Olympia — John Rankin Rogers
Born in Brunswick, Maine, September 4th, 1838. Died in Olympia, Washington, December 26th, 1901. Twice governor of Washington. Philosopher and statesman. Author of the Barefoot School Boy Law, which gives to every poor son of this . . . — Map (db m83695) HM

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