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Black Heritage Society of Washington State __ A wide ranging site about Black history in Washington with articles, images and resources. - illustrated - From blackheritagewa.org - http://www.blackheritagewa.org/

Find a Grave - Washington ___Brief biographies of 231 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=50

Historical Museums of Washington - A History Guide __ A directory of Historical Museums in Washington, categorized by county. - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/washington-historical-museums.htm

History of Washington __ "Washington became the 42nd state in 1889. In the 1850s, the state named two of its counties Pierce and King, partly to get attention, and possible early statehood, from President Pierce and his Vice President, William Rufus King. Since then, King County has officially been renamed for Martin Luther King, Jr." An encyclopedic article about the history of Washington State. - illustrated - From wikipedia -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Washington

HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History __ An online encyclopedia about Washington State History. Includes timelines, biographies, slideshows, and links. - illustrated - From historylink.org - http://www.historylink.org/

Latino History of Washington State __ "Latinos, currently the largest minority in the United States at more than 13 percent of the population, have been instrumental to the development of Washington state since the 1774 Spanish exploration of the Olympic Peninsula." - From historylink.org - http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=7901

Seattle General Strike Project ___"This page is a guide to the historical study of the Seattle General Strike of 1919 and related issues. It offers links to original research reports, published articles, photographs, political cartoons, document facsimiles, and extensive bibliographic and archival guides. In addition, there are links to related web projects." - Illustrated - From the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington -
Snoqualmie -- Thumbnail History ___An entertaining look at this community's history. - Illustrated - From HistoryLink - http://www.historylink.org/output.CFM?file_ID=292 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Washington ___A general overview of the history of Washington State and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/washington/history.php

Washington ___A good overview of the history of Washington State, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108286.html

Washington Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wa/wa.html 

Washington: History ___Topics include boundary disputes, territorial status, immigration and the turn of the twentieth century. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861873.html

Washington History Timeline: Washington Important Dates and Events __ Annotated timeline of Washington history. - From e-referencedesk.com - http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-history-timeline/washington.html

Washington Secretary of State - Washington History __ Read the history of Washington and view historical photographs of cities, counties and corporations throughout Washington State. - illustrated - From secstate.wa.gov - http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/

Washington State Historical Society __ Learn about the organization and its activities.  Click-to-read articles and resources. - illustrated - From washingtonhistory.org - http://www.washingtonhistory.org/ 


Washington State History ___"General history of the state." - Text only - From SHG Resources - http://www.shgresources.com/wa/history/

Washington State History __ A general overview of Washington history and a timeline. - From thingstodo.com - http://www.thingstodo.com/states/WA/history.htm

Washington State History - Academic Info __ Annotated directory of Internet resources on the history of Washington state. - From academicinfo.net - http://www.academicinfo.net/histuslocalwa.html 


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