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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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Stanwood -- Thumbnail History

Stanwood is located in northwest Snohomish County at the mouth of the old channel of the Stillaguamish River. Most of the town is on the river delta and in recent years it has begun to grow to the ea...

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Steilacoom -- Thumbnail History

Steilacoom was one of the earliest non-Native settlements in the future state of Washington. Established just six years after Oregon Trail emigrants first arrived on Puget Sound, it quickly became a h...

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Sumas -- Thumbnail History

Sumas is located in Whatcom County, approximately 25 miles northeast of the county seat of Bellingham. It shares its northern border with the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is a major bord...

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Sunnyside -- Thumbnail History

Platted by water engineer Walter Granger (1855-1930) in 1893, Sunnyside was established next to the Sunnyside Canal, which brought irrigation to the shrub-steppe landscape of the Yakima Valley. Around...

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Tacoma -- Thumbnail History

Tacoma epitomizes the cultural, economic, social, and technological development of the Puget Sound region and the entire state of Washington. Situated above Commencement Bay on scenic bluffs that were...

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Tacoma Neighborhoods: Japantown (Nihonmachi) -- Thumbnail History

From the 1880s through the 1940s, Japanese immigrants created a vibrant Japantown (Nihonmachi) in downtown Tacoma. Crammed into a few blocks stretching from 17th Street near Union Station north to 11t...

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Tacoma Neighborhoods: Salishan Housing Project -- Tacoma Housing Authority

Tacoma's Salishan Housing Project rose in 1943 as part of the industrial miracle that won World War II for the Allies. After the war, the project served first veterans and military families, then low-...

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Tacoma's Historic Downtown -- A Tour

This is a photographic tour of downtown Tacoma's historic buildings, museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions. Presented by the City of Tacoma Economic Development Department. Written by Walt...

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Tacoma's Salishan Housing Project -- A Slideshow

This is a slideshow on the history of Tacoma's Salishan Housing Project, built during World War II to house shipyard workers and military families. This slide show tour was written and curated by Davi...

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Tenino -- Thumbnail History

The community that would become Tenino, located in Thurston County, was founded in 1851 when Stephen Hodgden (1807-1882) filed a claim under the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850. In 1872 the Northern P...

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