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Aberdeen -- Thumbnail History

Aberdeen is located at the confluence of the Chehalis and Wishkah rivers at the head of Grays Harbor, at the southern end of the Olympic Peninsula. The region's rich fisheries and abundant timber supp...

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Algona -- Thumbnail History

The City of Algona (earlier called Valley City) is located in King County 28 miles south of Seattle, nestled between Auburn to the north and Pacific to the south. Algona is known for its wetlands, her...

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Anacortes -- Thumbnail History

The City of Anacortes is located in Skagit County on the northern end of Fidalgo Island in Puget Sound. It is the only incorporated community on Fidalgo, which is separated from the mainland by the Sw...

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Arlington -- Thumbnail History

The City of Arlington is situated in one of the most beautiful river valleys in Western Washington, the Stillaguamish. Flanked by the river and its forks, this rural Snohomish County town has a rich h...

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Asotin, City of -- Thumbnail History

The City of Asotin is located in Southeastern Washington at the confluence of Asotin Creek and the Snake River, seven miles south of the twin cities of Clarkston, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho. Home...

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Auburn -- Thumbnail History

The city of Auburn, located 20 miles south of Seattle, was home to some of the earliest non-Indian settlers in King County. Nestled in a fertile river valley, it has been both a farm community and a c...

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Bainbridge Island (Winslow) -- Thumbnail History

Eagle Harbor lies on the eastern side of Bainbridge Island, which is located in central Puget Sound directly west of Seattle. Until 1990 the community situated on the harbor was named Winslow. In 1990...

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Barneston -- Thumbnail History

The company mill town of Barneston, located in King County 40 miles southeast of Seattle, manufactured 15 million to 25 million feet of timber annually for most of a quarter-century. Established in 18...

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Battle Ground -- Thumbnail History

The city of Battle Ground lies near the geographical center of Clark County, 16 miles northeast of Vancouver. The city is sheltered by the Cascades to the east and the Coast Range to the west, and the...

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Bayne: A King County Coal Mining Town

Bayne was one of the many coal mining towns that flourished in eastern King County in the early years of the twentieth century and have since largely vanished. Very little of the town, located along t...

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Beaux Arts Village -- Thumbnail History

Beaux Arts Village (King County) is a tiny rectangle of a town on the Eastside of Lake Washington, surrounded by its far bigger neighbor, Bellevue. In 1909 it got its start with plans to become an art...

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Bellevue -- Thumbnail History

The City of Bellevue is a modern, metropolitan community dotted with skyscrapers. Although it didn't incorporate until 1953 and has experienced most of its rapid growth since then, its history goes ba...

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