April 18, 2014

Alfred Smith Ruth – Washington State Senator 1865- 1915

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Alfred Smith Ruth Washington became a state in 1889 and we’ve had many notable politicians during the last 124 years. One of them was Alfred Smith Ruth, a native of Maine who settled in Thurston county. After doing some research […]

USS Missouri – Then And Now

USS Missouri 1987

When I was growing up here in Washington state there were certain things we knew of about history and our surrounding area. One of them was that the famous ‘surrender’ ship USS Missouri was berthed here in Bremerton, inside (as […]

James Breedlove – Survivor of 1952 Crash at Fairchild AFB Washington

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  I think it might have been Pat Richley-Erickson of Dear MYRTLE fame who commented this week that it’s a good idea to check all local sources for historical documentation on a family line. As I was looking at HistoryLink.org […]

Death On The Tracks: 1903 Bordeaux Washington

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Death On The Tracks: 1903 Bordeaux WA It was an unseasonably warm spring day in April. Blanch Philby, a mother of two toddlers was on her way to the mill to meet her husband Charles who had just been paid […]

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