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West Richland -- Thumbnail History

West Richland, located in Benton County in the Columbia Basin, is considered part of the Tri-Cities, along with Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. Historically, Indian tribes camped and fished the Yakima...

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Westport -- The Grays Harbor County Town (around 1912) by Bernice Garner Marsters

This People's History consists of a letter written in June 1958, describing life in Westport during the years following 1912. Westport is located in Grays Harbor County on a peninsula on the Pacific c...

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Westport -- Thumbnail History

The town of Westport is located in Grays Harbor County, on the south shore of Grays Harbor. Originally home to a large Chehalis tribal village, the Native peoples were decimated by a smallpox outbreak...

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White Center -- Thumbnail History

At the southwest edge of Seattle, in King County, a plateau stretches from Puget Sound in the west to the Duwamish River in the east, home of the White Center neighborhood that straddles SW Roxbury St...

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Whitehorn -- Thumbnail History

Whitehorn (Whatcom County) was home for more than half a century to a small but thriving community that was swept away when a large oil refinery opened on the site in 1971. In 2009, the Point Whitehor...

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Winthrop -- Thumbnail History

Winthrop, Okanogan County, on the North Cascades Highway, is one of the most historic and scenic towns in North Central Washington. It stands at the confluence of the Methow River with its tributary, ...

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Woodinville -- Thumbnail History

Woodinville (King County) is an affluent, rapidly growing Seattle suburb located approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown Seattle; its population in the 2010 census was 10,938. Named after the fir...

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Woodway -- Thumbnail History

Woodway is a community located in the southwestern corner of Snohomish County, just south of Edmonds. It is known informally as the Town of Woodway and has a population (in 2008) of about 1,050. In M...

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Yacolt -- Thumbnail History

Yacolt in north-central Clark County takes its name from "Yalicolb," a Klickitat word for "haunted place." The town of fewer than 1,500 residents lies in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, about ...

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Yakima -- Thumbnail History

Yakima is the dominant city of central Washington's fruitful Yakima Valley and the county seat of Yakima County. It sits on the banks of the Yakima River just below the mouth of the Naches River. A sm...

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Yarrow Point -- Thumbnail History

Yarrow Point, a small peninsula located in King County on the east side of Lake Washington, extends a mile northward into the lake, forming the western shore of Yarrow Bay, just south of Kirkland. It ...

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Zillah -- Thumbnail History

Zillah is an agricultural town in Yakima County surrounded by the lush orchards and vineyards of the Yakima Valley. It was founded in 1892, when irrigation first watered the dry sagebrush flats. The t...

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