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?
Department of Enterprise Services employees carry the Holiday Tree to the Rotunda. (Photos courtesy of Samantha Sunderland) The rich scent of evergreen in the Capitol can only mean one thing: the state Holiday Tree is here! The giant conifer that now stands tall in the Legislative Building Rotunda arrived on the Capitol Campus early Monday [...]
(Images courtesy of Washington State Archives) One of the darkest dates in U.S. history is upon us. It was on Nov. 22, 1963, when U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was America’s 35th president. In memory of this shocking and tragic event 50 years [...]