New ‘Empire Builder’ documentary is about more than just railroad history
After more than two decades of work, a new documentary about James J. Hill, the founder of the Great Northern Railway, will premiere online later this month. Hill, whose nickname is “Empire Builder, ” is considered by many to be one of the most consequential figures in Northwest history.
All Over The Map: Volcano’s 'landscape starting to give back what it covered up in the 80s'
When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, 57 people died and dozens of square miles of the landscape were covered with ash and pumice. Now, more than 42 years later, the Forest Service says some long-lost artifacts from the blast are starting to turn up.
Queen for half a day: Seattle’s royal visit of 1983
On the blustery and rainy evening of March 7, 1983, a series of big and cheery bonfires were lit in public parks along the eastern shores of Puget Sound north of Seattle. The occasion wasn’t a holiday, and it wasn’t some bizarre late winter progressive picnic.
All Over The Map: Plan a summer road trip to Washington’s historic drive-ins
With the Seahawks midway through the preseason and the Mariners continuing to tantalize with visions of a wildcard berth, there’s still time for a summer road trip to one of the five historic drive-in movie theatres still operating in the Evergreen State.
Fire Lookout Museum is a priceless Northwest treasure
Wildfire season is here, and though – knock on tinder-dry wood – the Puget Sound area has not yet seen the flames and smoke of previous summers, there’s no question that conditions could shift at any moment, as they have so many times over the decades.