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1 1/4 miles north-west is a bronze tablet placed by Sacajawea Chapter D.A.R. marking site where Governor Stevens held council with Nisqually, Puyallup and Squaxon Indians, December 24-26, 1854. This stone erected by Washington S…
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The Masonic Temple was built in 1854 by the first Masonic Lodge in Washington, Olympia Lodge No 1 F. and A. M. It was built on land donated by Edmund Sylvester who had platted the town of Olympia in 1850. Designed in a classical style, the impress…
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In gratitude to those who sacrificed their freedom in the service of our country. We, the citizens of the State of Washington dedicated this monument to honor all former American Prisoners of War, those still missing, and those Americans who may s…
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The Medal of Honor is the highest distinction which can be awarded to a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. It is presented by the President in the name of Congress to an individual who while serving in the Armed Forces distinguished …
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Here, in February 1909, both Houses of the Washington Legislature authorized a vote by the State's qualified voters to amend the Washington State Constitution to enable women to vote in all elections. Male voters of Washington approved the amendme…
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Born in Brunswick, Maine, September 4th, 1838. Died in Olympia, Washington, December 26th, 1901. Twice governor of Washington. Philosopher and statesman. Author of the Barefoot School Boy Law, which gives to every poor son of this Commonwealth …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D17_ecological-connections_Olympia-WA.html
Grasses, flowers and other plants support the food web of prairies. Butterflies thrive on flower nectar and may use just one plant species to host their caterpillars. Bees pollinate the flowers. Ground-nesting birds hide their nests among the gras…
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What Makes a PrairieGrasslands thrive where dry soil and frequent drought or fires limit or exclude trees and shurbs. The soils and climate in each of North America's grasslands support a unique mix of native grasses, flowers, and other plants. …
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More than 30 explanation have been proposed for the origin of the Mima Mounds, but none has been proven. Were the Mounds Created by Glacial Ice?In 1913 glacial geologist J Harlan Bretz completed the first detailed study of the Mima Mounds. Bret…
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