Rothschild House

Step through the kitchen door of the Rothschild House and step back to the 1800’s. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets in uptown Port Townsend, the Rothschild House is virtually unchanged from a hundred years ago.In 1868 Mr. Rothschild had this family home built where it now […]

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Ranald McDonalds Grave

Ranald MacDonald (February 3, 1824 – August 24, 1894) was the first native English-speaker to teach the English language in Japan, and his grave is Washington State’s smallest State Park, located near the northern border of Washington State

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Old Ruby

Ruby was the county seat for a short period in late 1800’s, the site of a silver mining town. When the price of silver fell, the town was abandoned and is now only a forested hillside and an interpretive sign telling the story of Ruby.

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Jackson House

Jackson House State Park Heritage Site is a 1.5 acre day use park, 2 miles north of Lewis and Clark State Park in southwest Washington. This park features the original 1845 cabin built here by John Jackson when he and his wife Matilda were the first settlers in this area

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Steptoe Battlefield

Steptoe Battlefield is a four-acre, day-use park in Rosalia. This is the site on May 17, 1858, where Lt. Col. E.J. Steptoe led 159 American soldiers in a running fight with a large band of Spokane, Palouse and Coeur D’Alene Native Americans. The American soldiers beat off a series of

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Saint Edward

Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Once a Catholic seminary, the park’s rich history reflects in its grounds and architecture. Walks along the undeveloped lakeshore are peaceful and give the visitor many opportunities for nature study. In the

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Riverside

Riverside State Park is a 10,000-acre camping park along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers in Eastern Washington. The park supports a wide variety of recreational activities and is rich in history. Freshwater marshes, running rivers and beautiful countryside make up the terrain. The park also includes the Nine Mile

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Peace Arch

Peace Arch State Park is a 20-acre day-use park commemorating treaties and agreements that arose from the war of 1812. The park celebrates the unguarded United States/Canadian border that stretches from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. The park features horticultural exhibitions

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Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane State Park is a 13,919-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains. The view at the top of the 5,883-foot elevation includes surrounding states and Canada. The forested park features stands of old-growth timber and granite rock outcroppings. In winter, the park receives 300 inches of snow. The area

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