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Archives Spotlight: Weird headstones of Washington

Archives Spotlight: Weird headstones of Washington

The Washington State Archives comes across some strange findings, and we truly embrace the state’s oddities. You should see us around Halloween. Recently, one of our researchers came across a series of weird headstones in Washington. We suppose the families would be ok if you chuckle. Perhaps that’s what they would’ve wanted. A sample of our findings: 5 Bratty Kids Done Her In Coy B. Shillinger, who is buried at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery in Burlington, Skagit County, lived to…

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Understanding the February Special Election

Understanding the February Special Election

Did you know there’s an election coming up on Tuesday, February 13th? Springtime special elections sometimes get overlooked, especially when it feels like the recent November election is so fresh in mind. But in the February 2018 special election, 65 percent of Washington’s registered voters are eligible to participate — that’s 2,753,553 people. Voters from all but two counties have issues and/or races on the February ballot. San Juan and Skamania are the exceptions, but not all other counties have…

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New collection highlights Sno-Isle’s early days

New collection highlights Sno-Isle’s early days

Tree fallers on Whidbey Island in 1887. (Photo courtesy of Sno-Isle Libraries) A grant from the Washington Rural Heritage program has helped provide a spark resulting in a new collection of digitized photos, just unveiled by Sno-Isle Libraries, that captures the early days of Snohomish and Island counties. Called the Digitize Our Community History Project, the library system has more than 500 images available online here. The collection focuses on the Snohomish County communities of Darrington, Edmonds and Snohomish, and…

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Visiting Snohomish County

Visiting Snohomish County

Secretary Reed plans to visit all 39 counties in Washington during his last year in office, and he’s continuing that quest with a two-day visit to Snohomish County this week. Here he is shown speaking to the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club Wednesday morning about the importance of civility and moderation in politics and society. Please follow and like us: