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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Olympia, Washington
Location of Olympia, Washington
▶ Thurston County (18) ▶ Grays Harbor County (5) ▶ Lewis County (9) ▶ Mason County (3) ▶ Pierce County (53)
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|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|
|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|
|(Marker title is inscription.) — — Map (db m88854) HM|
|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|
|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|
1 1/4 miles north-west
is a bronze tablet
Sacajawea Chapter D.A.R.
marking site where
held council with Nisqually,
Puyallup and Squaxon Indians,
December 24-26, 1854.
This stone erected by
. . . — — Map (db m107879) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 architects . . . — — Map (db m128611) HM|