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Territorial Sundial returns to Capitol Campus

Territorial Sundial returns to Capitol Campus

The iconic Territorial Sundial, housed between the Legislative Building and the Joel Pritchard Library, returned to its original location in Olympia after being in Seattle for repairs during the past 6 months. Workers took the aging timepiece to Seattle in July 2017 for its first major overhaul in 59 years. In need of serious repair, the weathered sundial became inaccurate at telling time. The restoration work done on the sundial included crafting a new stronger gnomon, the part of the dial…

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Archives and campaign pieces: Joel Pritchard

Archives and campaign pieces: Joel Pritchard

As we get closer to wrapping up another campaign season, here’s another look at a campaign piece of a past Washington political leader: Joel Pritchard.  The affable Seattle Republican served in the state House of Representatives from 1959 to 1967 and in the state Senate from 1967 to 1971. Pritchard later represented the 1st Congressional District in D.C. from 1973 to 1985. He ended his career in public office by serving as Washington’s lieutenant governor from 1989 to 1997. Please…

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