To this day I still don't know why I never thought of visiting all the Heritage
Markers in Washington State earlier than Phase Three.
My love for Washington State combined with the most historically important
events in Washington State seems to me to be a given,
but it wasn't until almost the beginning of Phase Three that I even thought
about visiting the markers. The only reason the idea entered
my mind was while on a trip in Eastern Washington I happened upon the marker
signifying The Whitman Massacre in Walla Walla County.
The markers listed below are courtesy of the Washington State Department of
Transportation website. The markers are listed in
alphabetical order using the title name on the marker. Even though I
support the creation of any and all heritage markers erected by
the state, once this segment of the project began I soon found a preference to
the old wooden, hand carved signs. They hold
an impressive amount of character over the newer graphical signs.
Lastly, I am aware that many county historical society heritage markers exist
around the state. Since these are difficult to track, and not all counties have
them, I decided to just visit the Washington State DOT Heritage Markers.
Washington State Heritage Markers
on the marker's name, if brown, to see the photo)