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Shelton -- Thumbnail History

Shelton is a primarily industrial city on southwest Puget Sound, and the seat of Mason County. The 6.11-square-mile city on the shores of Hammersley inlet of Oakland Bay is home to 8,735 residents. Si...

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Shoreline -- Thumbnail History

The City of Shoreline is one of Seattle's closest suburbs. Located immediately north of Seattle, the area was first settled by homesteaders and soon after by vacationers. Over time a community formed,...

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Skykomish -- Thumbnail History

The City of Skykomish, located in the northeast corner of King County, began in 1893 as a rail town for the Great Northern railroad. Nestled in mountain forests, and supported over the years by rail, ...

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Snohomish -- Thumbnail History

Snohomish, located in Snohomish County, is a small town of 9,000 residents, picturesquely sited on the slope of the north bank of its namesake river. Flowing northwest, the Snohomish River begins six ...

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Snoqualmie -- Thumbnail History

Snoqualmie, a rural community founded early in the Puget Sound region's history, is located about 30 miles east of Seattle along the Snoqualmie River just above Snoqualmie Falls.

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South Bend -- Thumbnail History

South Bend, seat of Pacific County in Southwestern Washington, is surrounded by mountains and water that have provided sustenance and wealth first to Chinook and Lower Chehalis Indians and later to wh...

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South Cle Elum -- Thumbnail History

South Cle Elum is a small town on the south bank of the Yakima River, opposite the larger city of Cle Elum in Kittitas County. The town sprang to life in 1908 when the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul...

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Spokane -- Thumbnail History

Spokane is the largest city in Eastern Washington and the commercial hub for an interstate area known formerly as the "Inland Empire" and now as the "Inland Northwest." After settlement in the 1870s, ...

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Spokane Neighborhoods: Hillyard -- Thumbnail History

Hillyard, known today as a neighborhood in Spokane's northeast quadrant, began as a separate town in 1892. It was built around the Great Northern Railroad's rail yards and named after Great Northern m...

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Spokane Neighborhoods: Moran and Glenrose Prairies -- Thumbnail History

Moran Prairie and Glenrose Prairie, located in what is now southeast Spokane, were favorites of prehistoric American Indians and were populated at an early date by white settlers. The areas were attra...

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Spokane Neighborhoods: Old Chinatown -- Trent Alley -- Thumbnail History

From the 1880s through the 1940s, a bustling Chinatown -- or to be more accurate, an international district -- thrived in downtown Spokane. It began in the 1880s mostly as a stopping point for Chinese...

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Spokane Valley -- Thumbnail History

Spokane Valley is a suburban city of 89,755 residents (2010 census), in Spokane County between Spokane and the Washington/Idaho border. It occupies the broad, gravelly valley of the Spokane River and ...

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