It Happened in Washington: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

It Happened in Washington: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

by James A. Crutchfield

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It Happened in Washington: Remarkable Events that Shaped History by James A. Crutchfield

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.
Sail the seas along Washington's rugged coast, explore the untamed wilderness of the U.S.-Canada border, and climb to the summit of Mount Rainier. 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.
This collection includes thirty-three extraordinary episodes--some well-known and others surprising--about Washington's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762771981
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: It Happened in the West Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,220,959
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James A. 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.

Table of Contents

Map ix

Preface x

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 Perce, 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 Mullah'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, Olympic Peninsula-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 88

The Capture of Harry Tracy, Creston-1902 91

The Great Yacolt Fire, Yacolt-1902 94

William Boeing's Vision, Seattle-1916 98

The Seattle General Strike, Seattle-1919 102

A Washington Conservationist Goes to Court, Yakima-1939 106

Harnessing the Mighty Columbia, Grand Coulee Dam-1942 110

The Seattle World's Fair, Seattle-1962 113

When Money Fell Out of the Sky, Western Washington-1971 117

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens-1980 123

The Saga of Kennewick Man, Kennewick-1996 127

Murder Most Foul: The Green River Murders, Clark County, Seattle-2011 131

Washington Facts and Trivia 137

Bibliography 139

Index 143

About the Author 150

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