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Orcas Island, Washington (Images of America Series)
     

Orcas Island, Washington (Images of America Series)

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by Staff of Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum, Orcas Island Historical Society And Muse
 

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Orcas Island, the largest of the 172 islands in San Juan County, lies in the Salish Sea north of Puget Sound. Known as the "Gem of the San Juans" for her shimmering emerald hills bounded by 125 miles of rocky, tree-lined shore, Orcas was home to countless generations of Native Americans before the arrival of its first white settlers, formerly Hudson's Bay men who

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Orcas Island, the largest of the 172 islands in San Juan County, lies in the Salish Sea north of Puget Sound. Known as the "Gem of the San Juans" for her shimmering emerald hills bounded by 125 miles of rocky, tree-lined shore, Orcas was home to countless generations of Native Americans before the arrival of its first white settlers, formerly Hudson's Bay men who had hunted on the island, in the late 1850s. An international boundary dispute, popularly known as the Pig War, prevented early pioneers from settling land claims until the dispute was resolved by the German kaiser in 1872. Settlement grew slowly until improved steamship routes and increased commerce brought more tourists to the island. In 1906, Robert Moran built a fabulous estate, Rosario, now a world-class resort. Thousands of visitors have been coming to Orcas Island over the years to explore her forested hills, camp in Moran State Park or stay at one of the many historic resorts, and fish in the pristine waters surrounding this island paradise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530987
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/10/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,330,915
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author


In this new volume, the Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum presents a selection of the vintage images culled from its extensive archive and accompanied by an engaging narrative to tell the story of this unique place. Housed in historic homestead cabins, the museum preserves and displays images and artifacts of the Northern Straits Salish people, as well as early European-American settlers in the region.

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Orcas Island, Washington (Images of America Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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