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In 1854, Daniel Richardson Bigelow and Ann Elizabeth White, both newcomers to Washington Territory, married and began their life together in the a two-room cabin Daniel built on his 640 acre parcel of land just east of Budd Inlet, across from downtown Olympia. Soon afterwards (sources vary on the actual year) they built their neat two-story Carpenter Gothic home… Read More
Gonzaga University houses a large collection of material relating to 20th Century singer and actor Harry Lillis (Bing) Crosby, a native of Spokane and alumnus of Gonzaga. Now part of Gonzaga, Crosby's childhood home was built in 1911 and still stands at its original location. The main floor houses over 200 Crosby items including gold records, trophies, awards, and… Read More
The Campbell House was designed by Kirtland Cutter and Karl Malmgren and was built in 1898 for Amasa B. Campbell, his wife Grace, and their daughter Helen. Campbell made a fortune in mining exploration and operations in the Coeur d’Alene mining region northeast of Spokane. He partnered with John Finch, his neighbor living two houses to the west. Helen… Read More
When built, the Kirkman's home was one of the grandest residences in Walla Walla reflecting tastes of the day and wealth generated by the ranching business. Now the Victorian Italianate house remains the only example of its kind locally, though vestiges of early 20th century architecture can be found throughout Walla Walla. Read More
A pioneer and leading citizen of Puyallup; first mayor, one-time Hop King, author Ezra Meeker became the self-appointed Champion of the Oregon Trail in 1906, when at the age of 76, accompanied by two oxen, a wagon, a driver and a dog, he made his way from his front yard to Washington D.C., by way of New York City.… Read More
Built in 1875 by Samuel Olmstead out of cottonwood logs from the Yakima River Canyon. The structure and windows are all original and of east coast design. Most of the furnishings are original. The cabin is surrounded by 100 year old historic gardens, barns, outbuildings and antique farm equipment. Read More