It Happened in Washington

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From an unexpected mudslide that blanketed an entire town to the massive manhunt for an infamous prison escapee, It Happened in Washington looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Evergreen State.
Meet Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the wealthiest timber man in the nation. Experience the horror of the firestorm known as the Great Yacolt Fire. And learn about Kennewick Man, the 8,500-year-old skeleton found near a river - you'll ...

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Overview

From an unexpected mudslide that blanketed an entire town to the massive manhunt for an infamous prison escapee, It Happened in Washington looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Evergreen State.
Meet Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the wealthiest timber man in the nation. Experience the horror of the firestorm known as the Great Yacolt Fire. And learn about Kennewick Man, the 8,500-year-old skeleton found near a river - you'll dig the details.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762745708
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,379,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Crutchfield is a popular western historian and the author of numerous books, including It Happened in Montana, It Happened in Texas, and other It Happened In books.

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Table of Contents


Map     ix
Preface     xi
Avalanche at Ozette, Ozette-Circa 1480     1
Captain James Cook on the Washington Coast, Washington Coastline-1778     5
The Claiming of the Columbia, Mouth of the Columbia River-1792     9
Lewis and Clark Reach the Pacific Coast, Mouth of the Columbia River-1805     13
Lost in the Wilderness, Spokane-1812     17
Alexander Ross at Fort Nez Perces, Walla Walla-1818     21
The Christening of Fort Vancouver, Fort Vancouver-1825     25
The United States Exploring Expedition, Across Washington-1841     29
Exploring Washington with John C. Fremont, Walla Walla to Fort Vancouver-1843     33
"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight," Canadian Border-1846     37
The Whitman Massacre, Walla Walla-1847     41
The Great Railroad Survey, Across Washington-1853     45
Grant's Life at Fort Vancouver, Fort Vancouver-1853     49
The Battle of Seattle, Seattle-1855     53
Indian Wars, Four Lakes Battlefield-1858     57
Lieutenant Mullan's Wagon Road, Walla Walla to Fort Benton, Montana-1859     61
The Pig War, San Juan Island-1859     65
The Northwest Boundary Survey, Canadian Border-1861     69
Exploration of the Olympic Peninsula, OlympicPeninsula-1889     73
Seattle's Departure-Point Campaign, Seattle-1897     77
Edward Curtis Meets Success, Mount Rainier-1898     81
The Creation of Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier-1899     85
Mr. Weyerhaeuser's Surprise, Tacoma-1900     89
The Capture of Harry Tracy, Creston-1902     93
The Great Yacolt Fire, Yacolt-1902     97
William Boeing's Vision, Seattle-1916     101
The Seattle General Strike, Seattle-1919     105
A Washington Conservationist Goes to Court, Yakima-1939     109
Harnessing the Mighty Columbia, Grand Coulee Dam-1942     115
The Seattle World's Fair, Seattle-1962     119
The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens-1980     123
The Saga of Kennewick Man, Kennewick-1996     127
Washington Facts and Trivia     131
Bibliography     133
Index     137
About the Author     145
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