Washington State History



Washington State history is both diverse and interesting. To see how this area came to be the way it is today, what decisions were made, who were the people living here, it's fantastic.

Here are books about how we got here, who helped to shape the areas we inhabit, and photos to go along with the stories. Here is the history of Washington State in general, and the San Juan Islands in particular.

Read about the Royal Marines and the joint occupation by British and American troops, including the now infamous Pig War. Learn about the archaeology through various sites on the Islands, as well as the Tribes who lived here for thousands of years before the explorers arrived. Learning about one's past sheds fascinating light on who we have become.


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