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Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon

By Derek Hayes

University of California Press
Hardcover (240 pages)

Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon
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This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms. We also witness the twentieth-century development of the war industries, the establishment of the aviation industry, and the celebratory 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon presents readers with a fascinating chronicle of how these proud states came into their own and how they each look toward the future.

Vanishing Seattle (Images of America)

By Clark Humphrey

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2006-12-06
Paperback (128 pages)

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Though Seattle is still a young city, growing and changing, much of its short past is already lost-but not forgotten. Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This new book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor and was full of boundless hope for a brighter future. These rare and vintage images hearken back to the marvels of the 1962 World's Fair, shopping trips to Frederick & Nelson and I. Magnin, dinners at Rosellini's, dancing at the Trianon Ballroom, traveling on the ferry Kalakala, rooting for baseball's Rainiers, and local personalities including Stan Boreson, J. P. Patches, and Wunda Wunda.

Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

By Jefferson Davis

Davis, Jeff/ Eufrasio, Al/ Scuerman, Mark (EDT)/ Moran, Mark (EDT)
Hardcover (256 pages)

Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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Ah, Washington: evergreens, coffee, rock, and rain. That's pretty much it, right? Well, no. There is a whole lot of weird going on in our state. Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States.Because there are so many odd and unusual tales, cemeteries, beasts, and people here, it took two authors to traverse the state to document it all. With cameras and notepads, and apples (of course) in hand, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio boldly ventured the highways and byways, back roads and forests, shorelines and mountaintops to investigate all the state has to offer. For starters, there are lots of unexplained events here--in fact, we're ranked number two in the whole country for mysterious phenomena: America's only unsolved hijacking happened here; look up, but watch out for raining rocks, mysterious flying men, and UFOs; look down, and you might uncover a body turned to soap in Crescent Lake or deadly monsters in Lake Washington.Where else can you find a tribute to a giant squirting razor clam? Discover Ozette, our own Pompeii of the Pacific Northwest, cruise by Gospodor's monumental controversy on your way to Gravity Hill, but if that's Bigfoot you see, no worries because here in Washington, Bigfoot saves lives! Investigate the elusive Northwest tree octopus, feed a hungry ghost at Starvation Heights, and see what's not going on in Aberdeen. Yes, Washington is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and "Weird Washington" is here to show and tell you all about it.

Seattle Now & Then

By Paul Dorpat

Documentary Media
Released: 2018-10-28
Hardcover (244 pages)

Seattle Now & Then
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A new and inspiring compilation of a lifetime of documenting the city's heritage by Seattle public historian, Paul Dorpat. The most compelling and essential of Paul's 1,800 photo-history columns for the Sunday magazine of The Seattle Times. Each stunning "then" image is paired with a new, matching full-color "now" photographed by Jean Sherrard.

Seattle's Waterfront (Images of America)

By Joy Keniston-Longrie

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2014-12-01
Paperback (128 pages)

Seattle s Waterfront (Images of America)
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Seattle’s waterfront has served as a central hub for people, transportation, and commerce since time immemorial. A low natural shoreline provided the Duwamish-Suquamish people with excellent canoe access to permanent villages and seasonal fishing camps. High bluffs served as a sacred place for tribal members’ final journey to the spirit world. When the first settlers arrived in the 1850s, Seattle’s shoreline began to change drastically. Emerald hills covered with dense forests were logged for timber to make way for the new city. As time passed, Seattle constructed a log seawall, wooden sidewalks, wharfs, buildings, streets, railroad trestles, and eventually, a massive concrete viaduct over the original aquatic lands, changing the natural environment to a built environment. Today, Seattle’s shoreline continues to change as the city demolishes the viaduct, rebuilds the seawall, and creates an inviting new waterfront that all will enjoy for generations to come.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

By Daniel James Brown

Brown, Daniel James
Released: 2014-05-27
Paperback (404 pages)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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  • The #1New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary "TheBoys of '36"
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

10 Little Monsters Visit Washington

By Rick Walton

Familius
Hardcover (32 pages)

10 Little Monsters Visit Washington
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10 Little Monsters, looking for fun,  Take a trip to Washington. 10 Little Monsters, they cant wait  'Cause Monsters love the Evergreen State From the Trail of Lewis and Clark to Mount Rainier and Pike Place Market, these 10 Little Monsters discover some of the most unique and interesting things about Washington and what it has to offer. Silly, over-the-top fun, and a bit macabre, 10 Little Monsters Visit Washington is the perfect book for every little boy and ghoul!


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