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Historical Markers in Diablo, Washington

 
Clickable Map of Whatcom 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 Whatcom County, WA (39) Okanogan County, WA (15) San Juan County, WA (0) Skagit County, WA (27)  WhatcomCounty(39) Whatcom County (39)  OkanoganCounty(15) Okanogan County (15)  (0) San Juan County (0)  SkagitCounty(27) Skagit County (27)
Bellingham is the county seat for Whatcom County
Diablo is in Whatcom County
      Whatcom County (39)  
ADJACENT TO WHATCOM COUNTY
      Okanogan County (15)  
      San Juan County (0)  
      Skagit County (27)  
 
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1Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — A Park From the People
The first of many attempts to create a national park in the North Cascades occurred in 1906. But it was not until Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson took the issue to the people "for guidance and direction" that the park became a reality. In what he . . . Map (db m129307) HM
2Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — Chain of Dams
The first construction work to harness the Skagit River took place in 1924 in the gorge below. A low wood and rock spillway diverted water into a tunnel dug through the mountainside to a powerhouse in Newhalem. Bigger dams followed, culminating in . . . Map (db m129279) HM
3Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — Gorge High Dam
A strong dam depends not just upon the concrete you see, but on the unseen structure beneath river level. During construction, engineers drilling to find bedrock encountered deep, unstable deposits of glacial silt – loose gravel and sand. . . . Map (db m129280) HM
4Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — The North CascadesDedicated to Senator Henry M. Jackson
The North Cascades "The North Cascades is an area I hiked and explored as a boy. Each time I return, I gain a new appreciation of its natural beauty and its power to impress the spirit. The towering peaks and glaciers and the alpine scenery of . . . Map (db m129310) HM
5Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — Transmission Lines
Transmission lines are a visible link between these remote mountain lakes and densely populated urban areas. Gorge was the first of the Skagit power projects to go on line. On September 17, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge pressed a gold telegraph . . . Map (db m129281) HM
 
 
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022