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  • 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, […]
  • Bob Graham and his wife, Lloydine, hold up their wedding photo at their home earlier this spring. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott)  The Legacy Project’s latest offering, a profile and oral history on former seven-term State Auditor Bob Graham, is now available on its web site. Graham died on April 16 at his Olympia home, […]
  • Do you know a state employee or manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty? You have until this Friday to nominate him or her for one of two state awards. The Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating […]
  • Luke Pearsons (left) videotapes his sister, Grace, who won the state’s 2014 Teen Video Challenge. (Photo courtesy of the Pearsons family) This time of year, Mount Vernon is known for its tulips, Puyallup for its daffodils and Wenatchee for its apple blossoms. Perhaps it’s time to recognize Ellensburg as a place that produces talented teen […]
  • John Hughes (left) interviews former State Auditor Bob Graham at home in March. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott.)   Robert V. Graham, elected seven times as Washington state auditor, died at his Olympia home on April 16, four days past his 93rd birthday. John Hughes, chief historian for the Secretary of State’s Legacy Project, completed […]
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This Day in Washington History
April 24, 1985

Arlo Guthrie sang his father's Bonneville Power Administration tune, "Roll On, Columbia," before 300 legislators and fans on the State Capitol steps. Woody Guthrie had been paid $270 for the song originally. The Legislature was considering a bill to make "Louie, Louie" the state song.

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