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State Parks and Rec gives thanks for massive CCC photo-scanning project

State Parks and Rec gives thanks for massive CCC photo-scanning project

The Washington State Archives’ Digital Projects Archivists Maggie Cogswell and Mary Hammer led the way in completing a massive, 11-year project digitizing and cataloging photos of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. This collection of 2,396 photographs shows work conducted on Washington state parks by the CCC from 1933 to 1938, and includes images of Moran, Lewis and Clark, Deception Pass, Millersylvania, Riverside, Rainbow Falls, Carkeek, Denny Park, Mt. Spokane, Saltwater, Beacon Rock,…

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From the Archives: Classic photo of Rosario Beach

From the Archives: Classic photo of Rosario Beach

While a drive to Deception Pass State Park spanning Whidbey and Fidalgo islands in northwestern Washington is scenic any time of the year, it’s especially gorgeous on sunny summer days. Need proof? Check out this 1936 photo of Rosario Beach, just north of Deception Pass. You can find the digitized photo by going to the Washington State Digital Archives website and then clicking on the State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938 collection. Please follow and like…

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From Digital Archives: Classic photos of Washington trails

From Digital Archives: Classic photos of Washington trails

(Photos courtesy of Washington State Digital Archives) Over the years, thousands of intrepid day-hikers, backpackers and horseback riders have headed outdoors to traverse Washington’s many miles of trails. The state’s vast system of trails can take you through lush forests, past towering waterfalls and rushing rivers, and over mountainous terrain that offers jaw-dropping views. Our Digital Archives has dozens of classic (and mostly black-and-white) photos highlighting trails in the Evergreen State. Three of them are in this blog post. The…

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From Digital Archives: Photos of CCC workers

From Digital Archives: Photos of CCC workers

CCC workers build a guard rail for a road at Moran State Park. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Digital Archives.) If you love old, classic photos, our Digital Archives has tons of them, covering many subjects. One example is the vast collection of photos featuring the incredible work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps throughout Washington in the 1930s. These photos are from the Digitial Archives’ collection of State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938. Many of…

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