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Historical Markers in Chinook, Washington

 
Clickable Map of Pacific County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Pacific County, WA (22) Grays Harbor County, WA (12) Lewis County, WA (9) Wahkiakum County, WA (3) Clatsop County, OR (61)  PacificCounty(22) Pacific County (22)  GraysHarborCounty(12) Grays Harbor County (12)  LewisCounty(9) Lewis County (9)  WahkiakumCounty(3) Wahkiakum County (3)  ClatsopCountyOregon(61) Clatsop County (61)
South Bend is the county seat for Pacific County
Chinook is in Pacific County
      Pacific County (22)  
ADJACENT TO PACIFIC COUNTY
      Grays Harbor County (12)  
      Lewis County (9)  
      Wahkiakum County (3)  
      Clatsop County, Oregon (61)  
 
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1Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — A Collision of Cultures / How Did They Live?
A Collision of Cultures First they came by sea and then by land - the Euro-American presence swelled through the region. The newcomers brought strange illnesses, like smallpox and malaria, and unwittingly spread plagues of death to the . . . Map (db m177402) HM
2Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — Columbia River Explorers
Here the Columbia River, the mightiest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the American continents, ends its journey. Native people have lived along the banks of this river and fished its waters for thousands of years. Euro-American . . . Map (db m177312) HM
3Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — 11 — Fort Columbia
Here was the home of the Chinook Indians and their great chief, Comcomly. Capt. Robert Gray dropped anchor near here after his discovery of the Columbia River in 1792. In the days of the fur trade this area was witness to many stirring . . . Map (db m125769) HM
4Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — How Do These Stories Continue?
The Chinook people remember the significance of Qiqayaqilxam and have handed this knowledge down through the generations. They continue to live along the lower Columbia River and cherish this place. Their old ways — from art and language to fishing . . . Map (db m177356) HM
5Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — In Search of Recognition
After the U.S. government's failure to ratify the Tansy Point treaties signed by chiefs of five Chinookan tribes, the Chinook continued to hold tightly to their identity as a tribe and to their homeland. In 1855 on the Chehalis River, Washington . . . Map (db m177353) HM
6Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — St. Mary's Church
In 1904, P.J. McGowan donated the land and paid for the construction of a Catholic church. Built of Port Orford cedar, the church sat 150 worshippers. In the town's heyday, many families lived and worked here. After the cannery moved and fish traps . . . Map (db m177352) HM
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7Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — The Business of Trade
The Chinook commanded the mouth of the Columbia and lands up the coast to Willapa Bay in the north and down the coast to Tillamook head in the south going back centuries. They lived at the heart of a vast trade network, and served as middlemen, who . . . Map (db m177358) HM
8Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — The Search for the Northwest Passage / Jefferson's Mission Accomplished
The Search for the Northwest Passage How did Euro-Americans lay claim to this place? For centuries, explorers sent by European nations with imperial ambitions sought the Northwest Passage — a navigable sea route connecting the Atlantic and . . . Map (db m177405) HM
9Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — Welcome to Middle Village
This place — where river meets ocean – is one of many stories. The Chinook people lived here at Qiqayaqilxam, or Middle Village, for countless generations. Qiqayaqilxam is one of several villages that stretched from Cape Disappointment to Pillar . . . Map (db m177411) HM
10Washington (Pacific County), Chinook — What Are the First Stories of This Place?
The Chinook people have lived along the Pacific Coast for countless generations — in fact, the Chinook say their ancestors were here at the end of the last ice age, when the waters and forests were very different. The people of this place would have . . . Map (db m177409) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022