(Images courtesy Washington State Archives) Dec. 7 marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Navy fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Gov. Inslee has ordered that flags at the Capitol and all state facilities be lowered to half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. In memory of the event that catapulted America into [...]
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Give the gift of a well-written book! Thanks to the Washington State Legacy Project, we can all learn about some very influential Washingtonians. The subjects of these biographies and oral histories include statewide officeholders, congressional leaders, judges and other remarkable citizens. Many of these subjects, in the face of controversy [...]
Traveling by car this holiday season? Are you taking a Washington highway map with you? You might find this highway map from 1927 pretty interesting. Many of the major highways in our state didn’t even exist when this map was published by Highway Map Co. Back then, Interstate 90 was nonexistent and U.S. Route 99 [...]
(Photos courtesy of Heather Lucas) To voters, this year’s General Election may have ended on Nov. 5. But the election didn’t officially go into the books until Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified the results in Inslee’s conference room Wednesday. It was the first time for both statewide officials to certify [...]
A group of middle school students from Pacific Crest Academy in Camas found that out themselves during a tour of the State Archives headquarters in Olympia Tuesday. The students obviously were impressed with the old State Penitentiary mug shot books, as well as old school census records. Who says kids don’t like old stuff?