Brief History of Vashon Island, A by Bruce Haulman

By Bruce Haulman

available in basic terms via ferry, Vashon Island is a wide ranging rural retreat from the bustling job of within sight Seattle and Tacoma. The island�s first population, the sx???bab�, took benefit of its evergreen forests and wealthy marine assets. In 1792, George Vancouver was once the 1st Anglo to find the island and named it after Captain James Vashon. by way of the overdue 1800s, the 1st white settlers had demonstrated farms and greenhouses that provided close by towns with berries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Ferries drove improvement within the later half the century, introducing new industries and tourism to the world. whereas either motivated by way of and remoted from the mainland, the island constructed its personal certain personality valuable via locals. Merging human and typical background, writer Bruce Haulman offers the wealthy historical past of this thriving community.

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