It Happened In Washington; Remarkable Events that Shaped History, Third Edition by James Crutchfield - Washington State Historical Society
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It Happened In Washington; Remarkable Events that Shaped History, Third Edition by James Crutchfield

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It Happened In Washington; Remarkable Events that Shaped History, Third Edition by James Crutchfield

"From early explorers to modern-day entrepreneurs, Washington continues to draw people to discover and develop its rich resources and take advantage of its accessible seaports. It Happened In Washington goes behind the scenes to tell its story in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Evergreen State.

  • Read why British sea captain George Vancouver sailed right past the Columbia River in his search for a North American waterway that emptied into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Relive the treacherous expeditions led by explorers Charles Wilkes, John Parke, Edmond Meany, and others as they sailed the rugged coastline, trekked through dense forests, and hiked snow capped peaks to map previously uncharted territory.
  • Discover what led Edward Curtis to dedicate three decades of his life to photographically documenting the American Indians' way of life before the tribes were assimilated into the encroaching western culture.
  • Find out what motivated visionary William Boeing to make the leap from selling timber to manufacturing aircraft despite the overwhelming public setiment that large-scale flying had no future."

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