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Hiker standing atop shale rocks on the summit of Abercrombie Mountain.

Abercrombie Mountain: Historical Connections Near and Far

History of a namesake explorer for Abercrombie Mountain in the Selkirk Range of northeast Wash. and connections with Alaska.

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A old black and white vintage photo of two women canoeing.

Once More to The Lake

I’ll start by invoking Tom’s words at the opening of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” Tom tells the audience that they’ll be watching a memory play, and that “Being a …

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A old black and white vintage photo of people skiing.

Ski Artifacts: The Rope Tow

Nearly 90 years ago the first rope tows were installed on slopes across the snowy places of the U.S. In 1937, the first rope tows in the West chugged into action at Snoqualmie Summit, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker.

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The History of the Wandermere Ski Hill

Today’s Wandermere Golf Course, located in the Little Spokane River Valley north of Spokane, is perhaps best known for, well, golf. The property has an …

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The Great Fires of 1910

Forty-year-old Edward Crockett Pulaski—known as “Big Ed” because he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall—was much older than his fellow U.S. Forest Service colleagues when …

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Visit the Fire Lookout Museum in Spokane

Fire Lookout Museum in north Spokane, created by historian and author Ray Kresek, includes a near replica of a Forest Service compound.

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Spokane’s Trolley Trail Preserves a Piece of Local History

Today’s Spokane Trolley Trail seems rather disconnected; going from one out-of-the way road to another, it’s a nice but somewhat confusing stretch of urban solitude. …

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