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March `Archives Treasures’ contender #2: Foiled prison break
 Yesterday, we provided you with information regarding the Women’s Club of Olympia. Our second treasure from the State Archives is an image of a cell block within the Walla Walla Penitentiary in the 1890s. In July of 1919, Henry Jones, who held up the Bank of Bickleton on December 22, 1916, made a daring attempt ... MORE »
March “Archives treasures” contender #1: Women’s Club of Olympia
 It’s the State Archives’ turn to display a few more of its many treasures. The first item to be featured in this month’s “Archives treasures” contest is the founding of the Women’s Club of Olympia. In light of Women’s History Month, and to mark the 129th anniversary of its founding, the State Archives has presented us ... MORE »
Legislature sends PCO elections bill to Governor
 Washington’s PCO elections are on the verge of being back in business. A year after a federal court judge ruled state-run PCO elections unconstitutional in the context of the Top 2 Primary, the Legislature has approved a bill requiring PCO elections to be conducted during the state’s Primary Election, which occurs Aug. 7 this year. ... MORE »
Graced by Apple Blossom Royalty
 One of the highlights of the legislative session is when the Wenatchee area’s Apple Blossom Royal Court comes across the Cascades for its annual visit to Olympia. That was the case Monday as the 2012 Apple Blossom Royalty stopped by the Secretary of State’s Executive Office in the Legislative Building. During their stopover, Princesses Hayley ... MORE »
And the February State Library jewels winner is…
 The recent state Republican presidential caucus wasn’t the only event generating buzz in Washington. February’s “State Library jewels” contest is over. And the winner, in a wire-to-wire performance, is the George Washington Bush family papers. The Bush family papers received 43 percent of the votes, ahead of the Heinz Ulbrecht designs for Leavenworth (33 percent) ... MORE »

This Day in Washington History
March 13, 1920

At Montesano, the trial of 10 IWW members accused of murder at the Centralia Massacre of November 11, 1919, ended with 8 convicted (one of them ruled insane), 2 acquitted.
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