[Loscho_enews] Fwd: [digitalupdates] New Classics & Newspapers on Washington State Library website

Snocoheritage snocoheritage at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 10:09:40 PST 2010

I am forwarding this info to make everyone aware of the work of the State
Library in making history more accessible.

In addition to the newspaper listing below they are also participating in
the Chronicling America <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/> website, which
is hosted by the Library of Congress.  More pages from newspapers across
Washington will be added throughout 2010.  [Its a bit confusing to keep
track of where all these newspapers are...]

For another list of many of State newspapers,


*From:* Digital Updates [mailto:digitalupdates at list.statelib.wa.gov]
*Sent:* Friday, November 12, 2010 3:55 PM
*To:* Karen Prasse
*Subject:* [digitalupdates] New Classics in Washington History

*Volume 5, # 2 -  November 2010*

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*Historical Newspapers in Washington*

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The Puget Sound Argus of Port Townsend (1882-1883) has been added to
Washington State Library's Online Historic Newspapers, available at
http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers_detail.aspx?t=44. The collection
now includes approximately nine years of Port Townsend newspapers, ranging
from 1875 to 1883. The collection also contains newspapers from ten other
Washington cities.

Additional newspapers will be added as soon as indexing is completed. Our
volunteer indexers are currently hard at work on the Walla Walla Statesman
(1873-1884) and Seattle's Puget Sound Dispatch (1871-1880). To see our
entire Online Historic Newspaper collection, go to

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*Classics on Washington History*

*Under Military History, Pioneer Life, Territorial and State Government*

*Correspondence of William Pickering,

This is a collection of correspondence to and from William Pickering from
1862 to 1864 while he served as governor of Washington Territory. It is
organized into folders of incoming and outgoing letters.


*Under Pioneer Life and Territorial and State Government*

*Correspondence of Fayette McMullin,

This collection consists of some original correspondence of the Washington
Territorial Governor Fayette McMullin. It contains 18 letters of incoming
and outgoing correspondence pertaining to Territorial governmental matters.
One letter is written to Gov. McMullin from Wm. M. Morrow, requesting that
he not grant a reprieve to Chief Leschi for his involvement in the Indian
Wars in Washington Territory. Mr. Morrow was the Representative in the
Territorial Legislature for Sawamish County in 1855. There are also two
copies of letters from Captain George Pickett describing relations with
local Indian tribes in northwest Washington.


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*Under County and Regional History*

*Olympia* <http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications_detail.aspx?p=154> by
Hazard Stevens

There was a report by Hazard Stevens to the trustees of the bondholders of
the Olympia Light and Power Company dated Nov. 20, 1891, Boston, Mass. in
which Stevens submitted the report following a recent trip to Olympia and
examination of the charter, property, franchises, and business, both present
and prospective of the Olympia Light and Power Company, as affording
security for proposed issue of bonds. That report of 1891 included a section
of information and financial statements of the Olympia Light and Power
Company. This edition seems to be an abbreviated edition with information
only about the city of Olympia, WA. It does not include any information
about Olympia Light and Power Co. It is unclear whether this was published
separately earlier or later; however, it is the same text as the 1891 ed.


*Under Washington Voters Pamphlets [New SubJect]*

*1914 Voters pamphlet*

Contents - *Initiatives* : Statewide Prohibition; Blue Sky Incorporation;
Abolishing Bureau of Inspection and Supervision of Public Offices;
Abolishing Employment Offices; First Aid to Injured; Convict Labor Road;
Eight Hour Measure*. *

*Referendums* : Teachers’ Retirement Fund; Quincy Valley Irrigation

 *Proposed Amendment to State Constitution* : Alien Land Law


*1916 Voters pamphlet*

Contents -  *Initiatives* : Breweries; Hotelmen’s Liquor

*Referendums* : Initiative and Referendum; Recall of Public Officers;
Political Conventions; Picketing; Public Service Utilities; Port District;
Public Budget

*Proposed Amendment to the State Constitution* : Qualification of Voters


*1918 Voters Pamphlet*

Contents -  *Referendum* : Bone Dry Law

*House Joint Resolution* : Question of calling a Constitutional Convention


*1920 Voters pamphlet*

Contents -  *Referendums *: State System Trunk Line Highways; Soldier’s
Equalized Compensation *Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution* :
Eminent Domain; Duties and Salaries of Officers


*1922 Voters pamphlet*

Contents - *Initiatives* : Collection of a Poll Tax; School Funds

*Referendums* : Public Service Properties and Utilities; Education and
Public Schools; Primary Nominations and Voter Registration; Nomination of
Candidates; Party Conventions; Precinct Committeemen

*Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution* : Rights of Accused Persons;
State Treasury Expenditures; Compensation of members of the State


*1924 Voters pamphlet*

Contents -* Initiatives* : School Attendance; Taxation of Real and Personal
Property; Purchase of Electric Current by Cities and Towns

*Referendums* : Sale of Electric Energy by Cities and Towns; Milk Products
Proposed Amendments to the State Consitution : County Officers; Harbors and
Harbor Areas


*1926 Voters pamphlet*

Contents - *Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution* : Compensation of
members of the State Legislature; Forestation and Reforestation


*1928 Voters pamphlet*

Contents - *Proposed Amendment to the State Constitution* : Revenue and


*1930 Voters pamphlet*

Contents - *Initiatives *: Members of the House of Representatives;
Establishment of Utility Districts *Proposed Amendments to the State
Constitution* : Compensation of members of the State Legislature; Vacancies
in the Legislature; Revenue and Taxation


*Maps *

*Map of the city of Everett, Washington *

[Everett, Wash.? : Everett Improvement Co., 1915]


*Map of the Pioneer Way  : Oregon Trail, Olympia to Kansas City, National
Old Trails Road, Kansas City to Washington, D.C. : showing every city, town,
village and hamlet throughout its entire length : proposed by the Pioneer
Way Association, and also advocated by the National Highways Association,
Washington, D.C., April, 1916*

Washington, D.C. : National Highways Association, c1916 (Baltimore, Md. : A.
Hoen & Co., Lith.)


*Millroy & Egan's sectional map, Washington : showing new surveys; new post
offices; railroads with distance marked between stations; locations of gold,
silver, copper, coal and iron mines; wagon roads and distances; location of
Indian and timber reservations; location of canneries; steamship routes and
landings with distances; U.S. government forts*

Philada. : Lincoln Pub. Co., 1901


*Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and
to Oregon & North California in the years 1843-44***

*Baltimore : E. Weber & Co., [1845]*


*Railroad Commissioner's map of Washington, 1911       *

[Olympia, Wash.? : Railroad Commission of Washington?, 190-?]-1911 (Chicago
: Rand, McNally & Co., engravers)


*"A" diagram of a portion of Oregon Territory        *

[Washington, D.C. : General Land Office], 1852 (Baltimore : A. Hoen & Co.,


*Map of public surveys in the Territory of Washington to accompany report of
Surveyor General*

Olympia, [Wash.] : Surveyor General's Office, 1865


*Map of Wahkiakum County, Washington*

[S.l. : L.P. Ouellette?], 1898


*Map showing land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in eastern
Washington and northern Idaho (1887)*

Buffalo, N. Y. : Matthews, Northrup & Co.


*Map showing land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in eastern
Washington and northern Idaho (1891)*

Buffalo, N.Y. : Matthews, Northrup & Co


*Map of Kittitas County, Washington drawn by H.A. Murray*

Ellensburg, Wash. : County Engr., 1916


*Brewster  : Okanogan Co. Wash., October 1909*

New York : Sanborn Map Company, c1909


*Map of Cowlitz County Washington*

Kalama, [Wash.] : County Surveyor, [1895]


*Anderson's map of Cowlitz County, Washington*

Seattle, Wash. : O.P. Anderson Map & Blue Print Company, Inc., c1897


*Road map of Douglas County, Washington : March 11, 1916*

[Waterville, Wash.? : Douglas County Engineer, 1916]


*A map of Ferry County election precincts*

[Republic, Wash.? : Ferry County?, 1915]


*Map of Pend Oreille County Washington  : compiled from official records *

Newport, WN. : [County Commissioners?, 1919]


*Map of Pacific Co., Washington*

Portland, OR. : Schmidt L. & Lith. Co., c1894


*Map of the Spokane country*

Spokane, Wash. : Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad Co., [1915?]


*Map of Lincoln County Washington*

* *[Davenport, Wash.? : County Engineer?], 1919


*Map of Skagit County Wash.  : showing names, numbers and widths of roads*

*Kroll’s map of Mason Co.*

[Mount Vernon, Wash.?] : County Engineer, 1916


*Map of Mason County, Washington, 193-?*

* *Shelton, WA : Engineer's Office, Mason County, [1918]-


*Map of Mason County Washington, 1941*

Shelton, WA : Engineer's Office, Mason County, [1918]-


*Map of Washington Territory west of the Cascade Mountains (as of 1870)*

Chehalis, Wash.? : E. C. Bechly?, 1951


For more information about Washington State Library’s Digital Historical
Collections, contact Judy Pitchford, Digital Collections Librarian, at
judy.pitchford at sos.wa.gov or (360) 704-5254.


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