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Coal Mining in an east Pierce County area known as Pittsburg (1889-1909), Spiketon (1910-1916), and finally Morristown (1917-1927)

East Pierce County's Carbon River coal district was once dotted with a dozen small mining communities. Wilkeson, Carbonado, South Prairie, and Burnett survived, but Fairfax, Manley-Moore, Melmont, Mon...

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Colfax -- Thumbnail History

Colfax, located on the Palouse River in Southeastern Washington, is the seat of Whitman County. Whitman is a primarily agricultural county, and the predominant crop grown is wheat, farmed without irr...

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College Place -- Thumbnail History

College Place is aptly named, since the story of the city is dominated by the story of the college it hosts. Until the founding of Walla Walla College in 1892, the land that is now known as College P...

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Colville -- Thumbnail History

Colville, county seat of Stevens County some 65 miles north of Spokane and 45 miles south of the Canadian border, was incorporated in 1890 but founded much earlier. It traces its origin to Pinkney Cit...

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Coupeville -- Thumbnail History

Coupeville is one of Washington's oldest towns and the seat of Island County. Situated on Whidbey Island, at Penn Cove on Saratoga Passage, the town was once the site of three permanent Lower Skagit t...

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Covington -- Thumbnail History

Covington is a small municipality located in King County, about 20 miles southeast of Seattle. Originally a stop on a railroad line connecting Kanasket to Auburn, Covington began to grow in the early ...

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Darrington -- Thumbnail History

The town of Darrington, located in Snohomish County 30 miles east of Arlington, was once known as the Burn or Sauk Portage. Darrington got its name from the flip of a card. With settlement beginning...

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Davenport -- Thumbnail History

Davenport is the seat of Lincoln County, an agricultural county in northeast Washington's Big Bend region, where dry land wheat farming and cattle ranching are the predominant industries. As of 2009,...

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Dayton -- Thumbnail History

Dayton, a town in Columbia County, sits amidst rich farm country. Situated at the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River, this town on the Lewis and Clark Trail grew within two decades from a...

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Deer Park -- Thumbnail History

Deer Park is located 22 miles north of the city of Spokane in the northwest corner of Spokane County amid the southeastern reach of the densely forested Okanogan highlands of Northeast Washington. Hom...

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Des Moines -- Thumbnail History

The City of Des Moines, located 15 miles south of Seattle along the shores of Puget Sound, has never been a large center of industry like other Seattle suburbs. Although it incorporated as recently a...

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DuPont -- Thumbnail History

DuPont, located in southern Pierce County near Steilacoom, flourished as a company town from 1906 to 1976 with the singular purpose of producing dynamite. Because of the volatile nature of the town's ...

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