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Priceless archive keeps the history of Pacific Northwest trains running

A unique partnership between five nonprofit groups devoted to Northwest railroad history means an incredible archive of priceless photos and documents is being preserved and...

All Over The Map: Ghosts of the Roosevelt Highway in Washington state

The “Theodore Roosevelt International Highway” – or, “Roosevelt Highway” for short – once connected Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon. For most of the 1920s and...

Searching for D.B. Cooper ‘historic sites’ in Portland and Seattle

With the 50th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking coming up this Thanksgiving Eve, the places where the crime played out – airports...

All Over The Map: 1,200 miles of history on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

You’ve probably heard of the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail – those very long north-to-south trails that attract thousands of hikers each...

Oregon family’s century of stories behind names of state’s towns, rivers, and mountains

The late Lewis L. McArthur took over for his father as "compiler" of a book about the origins of place-names in Oregon which...

All Over The Map: Wilkeson Hand-Car Races are back on track

The eastern Pierce County town of Wilkeson has hosted railroad hand-car races almost every year since 1974. (Courtesy Wilkeson Booster Club) After...

Historic ‘Purple Cow’ returns in August along with the Evergreen State Fair

There were no Lake Union fireworks last year or this year – and Seafair and Bumbershoot won’t be back in person until 2022 —...

All Over The Map: Willamette Stone is the DNA of all Northwest real estate

The Willamette Stone marks the point where the Willamette Meridian and Willamette Baseline cross west of Portland. (Oregon State Parks) The DNA...

All Over The Map: ‘Green Book’ guided Black motorists to friendly businesses in the Evergreen State

A local heritage group is exploring the hidden history and impacts of the “Green Book” – the mid-20th century travel guide for Black motorists...

Legendary local TV host Brakeman Bill still chuggin’ along in his 90s

Brakeman Bill was played by native Tacoman Bill McLain on channel 11 from 1955 to 1975; his sidekick was a sock puppet named...

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