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Brief History of Vashon Island (Paperback) (Bruce Haulman)

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Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The island's first inhabitants, the sx???babš, took advantage of its evergreen forests and rich marine resources. In 1792, George Vancouver was the first Anglo to discover the island and named it after Captain James Vashon. By the late 1800s, the first white settlers had established farms and greenhouses that supplied nearby cities with berries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Ferries drove development in the later half of the century, introducing new industries and tourism to the area. While both influenced by and isolated from the mainland, the island developed its own unique character treasured by locals. Merging human and natural history, author Bruce Haulman presents the rich heritage of this thriving community.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: History, Photography
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Pacific Northwest, Subjects + Themes / Regional
Series Title: Brief History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Bruce Haulman
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2016
TCIN: 51213914
UPC: 9781626191693
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8086
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