“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Thurston County, Washington

Clickable Map of Thurston County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Thurston County, WA (28) Grays Harbor County, WA (12) Lewis County, WA (9) Mason County, WA (4) Pierce County, WA (108)  ThurstonCounty(28) Thurston County (28)  GraysHarborCounty(12) Grays Harbor County (12)  LewisCounty(9) Lewis County (9)  MasonCounty(4) Mason County (4)  PierceCounty(108) Pierce County (108)
Olympia is the county seat for Thurston County
Adjacent to Thurston County, Washington
      Grays Harbor County (12)  
      Lewis County (9)  
      Mason County (4)  
      Pierce County (108)  
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1 Washington, Thurston County, Boston Harbor Marina, Boston Harbor — Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse - Boston Harbor - Washington State
AS YOU ENTER BUDD INLET... The Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse greets you. It sits seven miles north of the Port of Olympia, near the Boston Harbor Marina. This structure provides the southernmost light in Puget Sound. ‘A JOYFUL NOISE’ - The . . . Map (db m234058) HM
2 Washington, Thurston County, Centralia, Grand Mound — Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail 1844Map (db m241930) HM
3 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)
4 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)
5 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
6 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)
7 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)
8 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Former Olympia Library1914 — Olympia Heritage Site —
One of 1,412 in the United States donated by the great steelmaker, Andrew CarnegieMap (db m197159) HM
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9 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Fort Eaton
Built by settlers during Indian War of 1856 Erected by Freedom Community 1932Map (db m234641) HM
10 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
11 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Marathon Park
This stretch of public shoreline—a part of the Washington State Capitol Campus—is named in honor of the first U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trials, which took place in Olympia on May 12, 1984. Competitors in that historic race ran 26.2 . . . Map (db m128630) HM
12 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844
(Marker title is inscription.)Map (db m88854) HM
13 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Masonic Lodge 1854-1971,Washington Territorial Legislative Meeting Site 1854-1855 and 1855-1856 — Olympia Heritage Site —
The Masonic Temple was built in 1854 by the first Masonic Lodge in Washington, Olympia Lodge No 1 F. and A. M. It was built on land donated by Edmund Sylvester who had platted the town of Olympia in 1850. Designed in a classical style, the . . . Map (db m91488) HM
14 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Old City Hall and Fire Station1912 — Olympia Heritage Site —
Home of the oldest fire company in the state of WashingtonMap (db m197158) HM
15 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — POW AND MIA Monument
In gratitude to those who sacrificed their freedom in the service of our country. We, the citizens of the State of Washington dedicated this monument to honor all former American Prisoners of War, those still missing, and those Americans who may . . . Map (db m92618) WM
16 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Putting down rootsThe Bush family settles in Washington Territory
Black pioneer George Bush (c.1790-1863) helped establish the first non-Indigenous American settlement in Washington. George, his wife Isabella and others traveled the Oregon Trail to escape discrimination and prejudice in Missouri, only to arrive . . . Map (db m234226) HM
17 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Sequoia Tree
Dedicated June 3, 1980 in honor of the first woman governor of the State of Washington Dixie Lee RayMap (db m234610) HM
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18 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — She-Nah-NamMedicine Creek Treaty
1 1/4 miles north-west is a bronze tablet placed by Sacajawea Chapter D.A.R. marking site where Governor Stevens held council with Nisqually, Puyallup and Squaxon Indians, December 24-26, 1854. This stone erected by . . . Map (db m221682) HM
19 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — The First William Winlock Miller High School
The first William Winlock Miller High School opened on this site in 1907. Known as Olympia High School, it was the first high school building in lower Puget Sound, built on land donated by Mary McFadden Miller. In 1851 her husband William Winlock . . . Map (db m128577) HM
20 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — The Lone Tree
A seedling from the Gray's Harbor "Lone Tree" which served as a maritime beacon since it guided Captain Robert Gray into the harbor in 1792. Placed in honor of Charles Tallmadge Conover patriot, historian and writer, who dedicated his life to . . . Map (db m58662) HM
21 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — The Medal of Honor MonumentWashington State Capitol
The Medal of Honor is the highest distinction which can be awarded to a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. It is presented by the President in the name of Congress to an individual who while serving in the Armed Forces distinguished . . . Map (db m92619) WM
22 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — They're voting!
On June 6th 1870, in a time when women were barred from politics, 15 local women tested their citizenship rights by voting in a general election. After endearing themselves to the election judges in Grand Mound with a picnic dinner, seven Grand . . . Map (db m233377) HM
23 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Thurston CountyCounty Seat: Olympia — 1852 —
Named for Samuel E. Thurston, first Delegate to Congress from Oregon Territory, one year before Washington Territory was carved out of “North Oregon” Traditional home of Nisqually, Squaxin Island and Upper Chehalis American Indian . . . Map (db m153964) HM
24 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Washington Women Win the Vote
Here, in February 1909, both Houses of the Washington Legislature authorized a vote by the State’s qualified voters to amend the Washington State Constitution to enable women to vote in all elections. Male voters of Washington approved the amendment . . . Map (db m83709) HM
25 Washington, Thurston County, Olympia — Washington's State Capitol Design
On August 3, 1911, the Washington State Capitol Commission awarded first prize in a design competition for our state's new capitol to New York architects Walter R. Wilder and Harry K. White. Wilder and White were relatively unknown, young . . . Map (db m128611) HM
26 Washington, Thurston County, Tenino — McIntosh, Washington
From 1871 to 1873 the Northern Pacific Railroad constructed the “Prairie Line” from Kalama on the Columbia River to Tacoma on Puget Sound. With the coming of the railroad, logging and milling operations moved inland along the rails. Many of these . . . Map (db m192407) HM
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27 Washington, Thurston County, Tenino — Oregon Trail 1844
Oregon Trail 1844 Marked by the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution in the State of Washington 1916Map (db m237340) HM
28 Washington, Thurston County, Tumwater — 44 — Crosby House
Registered State Historic Place Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Crosby House Under the provisions of the State Historic Preservation Act of 1967, this property possesses particular value in commemorating . . . Map (db m118809) HM
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