Olympia in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The First William Winlock Miller High School
The school burned from uncertain cause on a Sunday afternoon in July 1918.
Erected 2008 by Olympia High School Alumni Association.
Location. 47° 2.214′ N, 122° 54.171′ W. Marker is in Olympia, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker is on North Diagonal west of Capitol Way South, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the southeast corner of the Sunken Gardens, one block west of the Washington Supreme Court building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 12th Avenue SW, Olympia WA 98501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. POW AND MIA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Medal of Honor Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington's State Capitol Design (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marathon Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Rankin Rogers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Women Win the Vote (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lone Tree (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olympia.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal tablet, mounted horizontally at knee-level on a bevel-cut sandstone block.
Also see . . .
1. April 27,1907 ~ Grand opening for the newly-minted “William Winlock Miller School”. (This link presents a picture of the school on opening day.) Located next to what is today’s Sunken Garden, this school pre-existed our current Capitol Campus. Construction was enabled when wealthy widow Mary McFadden Miller donated this block of land in 1906, stipulating that a high school would built and named for her late, illustrious husband. (Submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. William Winlock Miller: The Forgotten History of an Olympia Man of Influence. Miller held public office as a delegate to the territorial legislature and later as Olympia’s first mayor. Miller loaned cash out at a (Submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on January 16, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.