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Check out 1950 Washington highway map

Check out 1950 Washington highway map

Most Washingtonians probably can’t even remember life before Interstate 5, I-90 and I-405 were built in our state. But a 1950 state highway map found on our Legacy Washington webpage shows the routes drivers traveled before the arrival of our interstate freeways. You can make some interesting observations by closely examining the map, which was published by the Washington State Highway Commission: The main north-south highway in Western Washington was U.S. 99, which connected Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and…

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Descendants of `last signer’ view state constitution

Descendants of `last signer’ view state constitution

Like they say, it’s better late than never. Even if it’s 42 years late. James A. Hungate would have agreed. A Democrat and farmer from Pullman, Hungate was a delegate to the 1889 Constitutional Convention in Olympia. But Hungate had to leave for home before the new state constitution was ready for him to sign. “The constitution was almost ready for signature,” Hungate recalled in a 1931 interview with the Spokesman-Review, “when I received a letter from Mrs. Hungate telling…

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From Your Corner: Palouse’s name

From Your Corner: Palouse’s name

Photo courtesy of Gene Dixon/Pullman Chamber of Commerce The Palouse region of southeastern Washington is known for its gently rolling hills of wheat and other crops. Depending on who you ask, Palouse Country stretches from southern Spokane County in the north down to the Snake River or even into Walla Walla County in the south. The region also stretches east into Idaho. The area includes many small agriculture-based communities, such as Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, Colfax and Palouse. Of course,…

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