It Happened in Washington

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Fascinating stories about thirty-one events that helped make Washington state what it is today. Read about outlaws, explorers, trappers, entrepreneurs, and many more, including little-known episodes that shaped Washington's colorful history.

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Fascinating stories about thirty-one events that helped make Washington state what it is today. Read about outlaws, explorers, trappers, entrepreneurs, and many more, including little-known episodes that shaped Washington's colorful history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560442899
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: It Happened in Series
  • Edition description: PRINTABLE, File Size: 2.6MB
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.38 (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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