Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History

Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History

by Ruth Kirk, Carmela Alexander
     
 

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Exploring Washington’s Past tells the state’s story in terms of where to go and what to see. With words, photographs, and maps, the authors evoke the cultural landscape and portray Washington’s people and events from the days of the fur trade and pioneer settlement to the recent past. Capsule descriptions of small communities — from

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Exploring Washington’s Past tells the state’s story in terms of where to go and what to see. With words, photographs, and maps, the authors evoke the cultural landscape and portray Washington’s people and events from the days of the fur trade and pioneer settlement to the recent past. Capsule descriptions of small communities — from Altoona to Zillah — are interwoven with those of better known cities, and eastern and western Washington receive equal attention. More than two hundred photographs portray our historical landscape through images of today intermixed with a sampling of the past. This book will be an indispensable guide for residents, tourists, and armchair travelers.

Editorial Reviews

Seattle Times
A travel guide that’s both literate and informative doesn’t come along very often. Treasure it.

Tacoma News Tribune
An all-around triumph: thoughtfully organized, well-written, handsomely illustrated, and usefully indexed.... The guidance involves more than road directions and mileages. [The authors] provide a feeling for terrain, an understanding of geology, a sense of the intermingling of personality and place.... A generation of researchers, as well as sightseers, will have cause to thank Ruth Kirk and Carmela Alexander.

Booknews
A traveler's guide to Washington state, focusing on historical sites. Sections on various regions describe local history, with entries on towns and sites offering information on festivals, museums, and historic districts. Contains b&w photos, and a chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295974439
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
1,070,954
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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