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April Archives treasures winner is…

April Archives treasures winner is…

The final results are in. The winner of April’s “Archives treasures” contest is the cross-sound bridge plans, with 44 percent of the vote. Washington’s first territorial law took second with 32 percent, and Gov. Arthur Langlie’s prepared proclamation in 1956 calling for a state of emergency in case of a nuclear attack finished third with 24 percent. Look for the next round of the “State Library jewels” online contest here in the coming days.   Please follow and like us:

April Archives treasure #1: Cross-sound bridge plans

April Archives treasure #1: Cross-sound bridge plans

(Map courtesy of Washington State Archives) Whether you’re a commuter or tourist, taking a ferry across Puget Sound is one of those fun experiences unique to our state. It’s hard to beat the view of Downtown Seattle at sunset or dusk as you arrive on a ferry sailing from Bremerton or Bainbridge Island. Believe it not, there were once plans afoot to replace the ferries with a series of bridges that would cross Puget Sound.  Here is a 1965 analysis…

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