From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Three of the four semifinal slots in our Archives Treasures tourney are filled after the 1906 Tenino Oregon Trail marker photo eliminated the documents of Washington Territory’s first prison, 55 percent to 45 percent. The marker photo joins the 1969 Black Panther protest photos and the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption documents in the semis. […]
  • Our third quarterfinal game in the Archives Treasures tourney showcases two items with southern Thurston County ties. The first is a 1906 photo of the Tenino Oregon Trail marker. The second is the collection of documents for the first prison in Washington Territory, located near present-day Bucoda. You can vote for your favorite using the […]
  • It’s on to the semis of the Archives Treasures tourney for the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption documents. The St. Helens docs eliminated the 1874 photos of Seattle 54 percent to 46 percent in the second quarterfinal of the tourney, aka November Nuttiness. Our third quarterfinal matchup is between the Tenino Oregon Trail marker and […]
  • An essay and letter-writing contest to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has been extended until December 18. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students in grades 8 through 11 to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or […]
  • Our second quarterfinal in the Archives Treasures tourney, aka November Nuttiness, features two contestants that had strong first-round wins: the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption documents against the 1874 Seattle photos. You can vote for your favorite using the online poll below. The poll closes Wednesday at 9 a.m., so make sure to vote. The […]