From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) Since the Kentucky Derby is only two weeks away, it’s only fitting that the top choice in April’s Archives Treasures online poll won going away after a battle on the backstretch. After rushing out of the gate to a strong early lead, the collection of 1960s P.E. photos saw […]
  • Our office’s front lobby is renowned for historical exhibits and other displays capturing the past. Even very tragic events. One of our display cases is the home of an exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln died on the morning of April 15, 1865, hours after being shot […]
  • After showing off our three Archives Treasures for April, we’re ready for you to choose a favorite. The three candidates are classic P.E. photos from the 1960s that were taken by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, territorial census rolls and drawings of the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge that collapsed soon after it opened. […]
  • The third and final Archives Treasure for April is a collection of drawings for one of the most infamous bridges in the world. We’re talking about the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which opened to much fanfare on July 1, 1940, only to collapse four months later during a wind storm on Nov. 7, 1940. A […]
  • Capitol employees and visitors are being treated to an annual highlight — the blooming of the cherry trees and rhododendron bushes next to the Legislative Building. The cherry blossoms made their entrance last week and should be around for a few more days. The rhodies just started blooming a few days ago and should be […]