Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Washington State history

Most Europeans would laugh at the notion in the subject line as Washington State is too new in a larger sense to have much history. At the same time, this website based on tourist guide compiled by WPA workers during the New Deal era does provide a glimpse of a fine time gone by.

I should note too that despite its lack of longevity, Washington State may be the only one to have some of its history "documented" in a popular television series, namely Here Come the Brides, based on the arrival of a ship full of, well, brides, for some of the early settlers.