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Monohon -- Thumbnail History

Monohon was a mill town located in eastern King County on the southeastern shore of Lake Sammamish. The town was named after Martin Monohon, who homesteaded on the site in 1877. By 1911, Monohon had...

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Monroe -- Thumbnail History

Monroe, located in southwestern Snohomish County about 50 miles west of the Cascade Range, came into being when Army scouts came to the area to establish outposts and began to settle. In 1860, Henry M...

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Monte Cristo -- Thumbnail History

In the decade of the 1890s, Monte Cristo became the center of a mining boom. It attracted thousands of miners, businessmen, laborers, and settlers into the rugged Cascade Mountains of eastern Snohomi...

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Morgan Acres (Spokane County) -- Thumbnail History

Morgan Acres is a semi-rural neighborhood near Spokane, directly north of the Hillyard neighborhood. Unlike Hillyard, Morgan Acres was never annexed by the City of Spokane. It retains a unique charac...

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Morgans, Morgan (1830-1905), Coal Mine Superintendent

Morgan Morgans came to Washington Territory in 1885 as local superintendent for the Black Diamond Coal Mining Company. He would serve in that capacity until his retirement in 1904.This People's Histor...

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Moses Lake -- Thumbnail History

Moses Lake was not incorporated until 1938, yet for centuries Indians gathered camas roots and waterfowl eggs on its site on the shores of a large, shallow, wildfowl-rich lake near the center of Washi...

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Mount Vernon -- Thumbnail History

Mount Vernon, a city of just over 32,000 residents, is located in Skagit County about 60 miles north of Seattle. The area was home to Upper Skagit Indians long before the first Europeans -- mostly fur...

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Mountlake Terrace -- Thumbnail History

Mountlake Terrace -- not to be confused with "Montlake" and no longer to be simply called "Terrace" -- began life as a speculator's dream. In 1949, developer Albert LaPierre and his partner, Jack Pete...

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Mukilteo -- Thumbnail History

Mukilteo is one of the oldest settlements in Snohomish County and the first county seat. Situated on Possession Sound, the town is bordered on the east by Everett and Paine Field. The site, long home ...

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Newport -- Thumbnail History

Newport, the county seat of Pend Oreille County, is roughly 45 miles north of Spokane on the bank of the Pend Oreille River. The area is still the home of the Kalispel Indians, with human habitation g...

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Normandy Park -- Thumbnail History

The town of Normandy Park is located in King County, on the shores of Puget Sound between the cities of Des Moines and Burien. Native American tribes traveled to the area to gather clams on the area b...

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North Bend -- Thumbnail History

North Bend is a town in King County's upper Snoqualmie Valley, the ancestral home of the Snoqualmie Tribe. The site, on the banks of the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, was astride the old Indian ...

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