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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 ...
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Orcas Island

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439631058
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 56 MB
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    Quote#2

    Sometimes l don't think they understand what l mean when l say l want to fly away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    Awesome

    Amazing so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Good

    But it was really rushed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Book Worm

    Maybe a tad more deatails but i liked it so 4 stars keep it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Great!

    Great story! I remeber orcakit from the orphanage. Haha i guess she grew up!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    TMS

    Nice! Could be neater. Very breathtaking. I did not see thst fox attack coming! Overall, 4 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Cool Cat reviews

    Another great chapter! It really toyed with my emotions! ;-) I give it 4 stars! Good job! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    All whales die especially u darkfin i will spear u and your orca friends

    Mwahahaha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Rules for darkfins pod

    Be reallistic. Orcas mate for life so choose carefully! Ask darkfin asny questions you have

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Kato

    He grabs Bailey. Kissing her neck as he watches Calypso.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Kevin

    Hi Bailey ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Bailey

    Oh hey kevin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Orion TAP HERE

    Got a face book freind me My facebook name is: daltonorr im white 17 comunity collage and single

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    To orion

    I hate u &#9827&#9827

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Cori(CorCor) to Orion

    I'm waiting in res 4.<p>&#9825Cori(CorCor)&#9825

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    PARTY TONIGHT AT ROYAL RES ONE

    Go ther

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Orion

    Penetrates ur pu-ssy

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