“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Forks, Washington

Clickable Map of Clallam 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> Clallam County, WA (11) Jefferson County, WA (77) San Juan County, WA (0)  ClallamCounty(11) Clallam County (11)  JeffersonCounty(77) Jefferson County (77)  SanJuanCounty(0) San Juan County (0)
Port Angeles is the county seat for Clallam County
Forks is in Clallam County
      Clallam County (11)  
      Jefferson County (77)  
      San Juan County (0)  
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1 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Fort Ross, California - Sitka Castle, Alaska - Fort Elisabeth, Kaua’i, Hawai’i
In the early 19th century what is today the northwest coast of Washington State might have become a Russian colony, an extension of Alaska, if the Sv. Nikolai voyage had been successful. This could have led to this section of New Albion, the . . . Map (db m129579) HM
2 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Makah Indian Tribe
Bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean, pre-contact Makah held a vast area of inland and coastal territory. These richly forested lands and the seas which teemed with life offered early Makah a wealth of natural resources. The . . . Map (db m129586) HM
3 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — The Shay Locomotive
The Shay locomotive is named for inventor Ephraim Shay of Cadillac, Michigan. The vertical cylinder conveyed power to all the wheels by universal joints and expansion couplings forming a flexible shaft which was rigid in revolution but flexible in . . . Map (db m129548) HM
4 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Timber TransportationFrom Oxen to Locomotives
In the last 150 years, the West Olympic Peninsula has seen many changes in timber transport. photo 1: This picture shows a team of oxen hauling logs off a hillside in the 1890s. In the early days of logging on the Peninsula, oxen were . . . Map (db m129493) HM
5 Washington, Jefferson County, Forks — Sv. Nikolai MissionStorm at Sea, War on Land
Sv. Nikolai Mission In September 1808 the Russian American Company (RAC) schooner Sv. Nikolai (Saint Nicholas) set sail from the Russian American Company's fort in Sitka, which was then in Russian territory (now part of the State . . . Map (db m129574) HM
6 Washington, Jefferson County, Forks — Anna Petrovna - Timothei Tarakanov
Anna Petrovna Anna Petrovna Bulygin, a Russian woman notable for being the first European woman known to live in what is now Washington State, landed with the crew of the Sv. Nikolai. Anna was eighteen years old, the attractive wife of . . . Map (db m129585) HM
7 Washington, Jefferson County, Forks — Escape to the Hoh River Leads to CaptivityMakah Tribe Encounter & Rescue
Escape to the Hoh River Leads to Captivity At dawn following a harrowing, fearful night awaiting retribution, the Russian party reconnoiters, but finds only dense forest growing down to the high-tide surf line. Captain Bulygin decides to take . . . Map (db m129588) HM
8 Washington, Jefferson County, Forks — Hoh Indian Tribe
The tribal name for the Hoh River is Chalak'At'sit (meaning "The Southern River"). The river itself is focal in Hoh tribal identity and folk-history and in traditional economic patterns. The Hoh people were created along the river. Mythic narratives . . . Map (db m129587) HM
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9 Washington, Jefferson County, Forks — Quileute Indian Tribe
Thousands of winters before the arrival of the White Drifting-House people, the Ho-qwats, the Quileute Indians and the ghosts of their ancestors lived and hunted near La Push, Washington. For as long as the ageless memory of legend recalls, the . . . Map (db m129589) HM
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Feb. 22, 2024