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Historic Photos of Puget Sound

Historic Photos of Puget Sound

by David Wilma
     
 

In many ways, Puget Sound looks today as it did in the eighteenth century, when its first explorers probed into the bays and inlets. The Olympics flank the west and the Cascades rise to the east with Mount Rainier looming to the south. The deep, cold water still laps against the shore, but many of the beaches have yielded to homes and industries. Instead of the

Overview

In many ways, Puget Sound looks today as it did in the eighteenth century, when its first explorers probed into the bays and inlets. The Olympics flank the west and the Cascades rise to the east with Mount Rainier looming to the south. The deep, cold water still laps against the shore, but many of the beaches have yielded to homes and industries. Instead of the dense forests, great cities, homes to millions, stretch far back from the shore. Hundreds of salmon swim up the Sound into rivers that once saw fish in the tens of millions. Beginning a decade or two after the first American settlements, photographers captured scenes of Puget Sound’s people, ships, and communities, kept alive in archives and history books. Teeming with other photographs up to the 1970s, these striking black-and-white images in Historic Photos of Puget Sound explore life of this unique Washington region for its residents, visitors, and admirers to enjoy even now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596525443
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
10.22(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

David Wilma has co-authored centennial histories of Seattle City Light and Children's Hospital of Seattle and researched and scripted an hour-long documentary about the Snoqualmie Falls power station. He has researched and authored hundreds of articles on Northwest history for HistoryLink.org, the free online encyclopedia of Washington State History, which he served as deputy director for five years. Some of his essays have appeared in the Seattle Times.

A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in history, Mr. Wilma serves on the Seattle Office of Professional Accountability Review Board, providing civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department. He volunteers as an advocate in court for abused and neglected children, and he worked for 30 years as a criminal investigator for the U.S. government and as a police officer. Mr. Wilma enjoys building furniture, going on cycling vacations with his wife of 37 years, and visiting a second home on Whidbey Island.

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